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Re: Some IPA News
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2010, 11:50:15 am »
Unil though can be lax then?

It looks like Frommer syllabifies this /u.nil/ (accent on the first syllable), so again tense /u/ here.


That's how I've been pronouncing it, I just wanted to know if the lax pronunciation was allowed, it sounds odd though.
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Re: Some IPA News
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2010, 02:50:00 pm »
ulte can certainly be lax though, and to me that "feels" like the more natural way to pronounce it.
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Re: Some IPA News
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2010, 02:55:37 pm »
ulte can certainly be lax though, and to me that "feels" like the more natural way to pronounce it.

I realised recently that I'd been doing so even before we got the explicit rules about lax pronunciation.
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Re: Some IPA News
« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2010, 04:01:22 pm »
ulte can certainly be lax though, and to me that "feels" like the more natural way to pronounce it.

I realised recently that I'd been doing so even before we got the explicit rules about lax pronunciation.

Native speakers of English will fall into that habit naturally.
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