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The voiced velar fricative /ɣ/ does exist in Liverpool speech, but I'm fairly sure it's a more recent development of intervocalic /g/. I haven't managed to figure out exactly when /g/ does and doesn't change to /ɣ/, but here are two examples. 1. The town-name Maghull [stressed on the second syllable] is pronounced /məˈɣʊɫ/. 2. If you watch just about any ...
There is no such thing as, "The whole syllable is aspirated." What you are describing is breathy voicing of the vowel, probably. 'Tis not aspiration. Non-nasal stops may be aspirated. In some languages, voiceless (non-nasal) stops can be preaspirated, but typically aspiration occurs upon the release of the stop. Both voiced and voiceless stops can be ...
EDIT: I waited ten hours for other answers to appear, then presented my own findings. I do not pretend that mine is the only possible answer, and would like to hear what others have to say in their own answers. The English word playa is pronounced /ˈplaɪ.ə/ in English with two syllables, with the dot there representing a syllabic boundary. English ...
As it is a Spanish word, Spanish phonetical rules should apply, and the semi-vowel, yot (j) would separate the "ai" dipthong from the final "a"
This pronunciation sounds pretty normal, and not difficult to understand. I think somewhat slurred pronunciations of already (among other words obviously) are fairly common around the whole country. For instance, I'm from Michigan and I hear already pronounced something like erredy pretty frequently. That "l" gets lost a lot in North American dialects. ...
It's a slurring of the following sounds. In your "similar" examples try replacing them. Thread sounds pretty distinct from tread. Python is not the same a pyson. Going over it in my head and articulating it out I'm realizing Thread is tongue starting from the top of the teeth, Python is the tongue coming back inwards.
From John Wells' blog: As I put it in LPD, English [p t k] are aspirated when they occur at the beginning of a syllable in which the vowel is strong. They are unaspirated when preceded by s at the beginning of a syllable when followed by any FRICATIVE, as in lapse læps, depth depθ if immediately followed by another ...
The word is pronounced LEK-chur. (Stress on 1st syllable, "k" sound) Pronounced with no "k", it sounds like "lecher" or "letcher", (a pervert)
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