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In purely phonetic terms, it is most definitely not an [e]. Few dialects of English have a true [e] (some have [eː], but that’s a different sound). The ‘long a’ diphthong can be variously transcribed as [ɛɪ], [ɛi], [eɪ], or occasionally [ei], depending on how broad the phonetic transcription is, what dialect is being transcribed, and a host of other ...


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One - totally forget the diaeresis. It's completely ridiculous in a commercial setting. Two - If you really want to do alternate spellings for legal reasons (as we say in advertising ... it's "advertising spelling"), you should go with: TraydOut which is quite good. No charge! :) Three - Honestly, I think TradOut is just fine, it's an OK name. The ...


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Phonemic /l/ that occurs in words like laugh and full is indeed two different sounds in many speakers, but these are just different allophones of the same underlying phoneme. In fact, phonemic /l/ can be realized as any of [l], [ɫ], [ɤ], [w], [o], or [ʊ] — see here. For most speakers of English, the allophone in laugh is phonetic [l], whereas the one in ...



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