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    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Yes.

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    Really It's a fricative, not an affricate. Everyone I've ever heard say it - French and English - say /sa/. Francophones use a different vowel (and English speakers rarely manage the [y] of plus), but the fricative part is a simple /s/ (which again is probably different as between English and French speakers, but not in a way that stops the fricative being a fricative)....

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    I use /s/.

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    Sorry, but /tʃa/ is incorrect as a transcription of a.

    It should read /sa/.

    (Edit: and it is a contraction of 'cela.')


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    /tʃa:/ is a drink.

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    And a bit of a dance.

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    I'm sorry, I don't know anything about phonetics and I misunderstood the symbols.

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    Default Re: a

    There is some confusion here.

    The letter in the French word 'a' is pronounced [s].


    The IPA symbol [] is very close to the English /tʃ/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    And a bit of a dance.
    And as for a 'Tea Dance' ...

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