I'm working on a libretto for a vocal composition which makes use of vowel formants. It's important that all of the singers can produce exactly the same vowel sound, so I'm using IPA symbols. I'm ...
I am not sure if it is just me. I hear young adult American women pronounce /e/ as /æ/. For example, the word "messenger" should be pronounce as /mesɪndʒər/. But I hear /mæsɪndʒər/. I observe less or ...