Re: [tied] Anouilh

From: Marc Verhaegen
Message: 8846
Date: 2001-08-30

>>Piotr is right, except for the monosyllabic Louis: there's a difference between <lui> [lwi] & <Louis> [lui].
>Must be a question of accent. I was taught to say <lui> [lYi] and <Louis> [lwi], both monosyllabic but with different glides (as word-initially in <huit> [Yi(t)] and <oui> [wi]).   
You may be right that monosyllabic [lYi] is a better representation of <lui> than [lwi]. <Louis> rhymes to <oui>, both [ui] IMO (yes, very short u). When French speaking people (Walloons) pronounce (Belgian) Dutch <wie>, they often say [ui] instead of [wi]. The difference is not very big, but clearly audible.