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Subject: Re: Noémie and Sidonie (how to pn)
Author: Lumia   (Authenticated as Lumia)
Date: October 25, 2008 at 10:07:48 AM
Reply to: Re: Noémie and Sidonie (how to pn) by Llewella
Well, that is why the only accurated transcription is using IPA (or, less, other philologic transcriptive systems).

In French, a vowel with an acute accent, é, will be ever pronounced [e], not [ε] nor [ej] (or [εj]). The English AY represents a compound sound ([ei]), not simple ([e]): bait, cane; then, AY is not a correct transcription to the Spanish E or the Catalan and French É.

(Despite that the English [e] sounds to my ears a lot more open and near to [ε] that the French and Catalan [e], and that is why in my message I explained wrongly the problem with the transcription no-ay-MEE.)


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