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    Hello,
    I will really appreciate if someone can help me to translate tɚbyʊlns from IPA to English. It is supposed to be a movie title. Iam a homemaker trying to learn English with no native language dependence. I bought a phonetics workbook and I am working an exercise to translate IPA symbols to English. I have done more than 30 correctly, except for this one. I hope someone can help me. Thanks, Diana Torres
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    Quote Originally Posted by dianatorres View Post
    I will really appreciate if someone can help me to translate tɚbyʊlns from IPA to English.
    The IPA symbol [y] does not represent an English sound. It is close to the sound heard in the French word 'tu' or the German word 'műde'. Are you sure you copied the phonetic transcription correctly?

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    Hello,
    Thanks for answering my post. Yes, I write it correctly. There is a stress mark in the ɚ. I hope you can help me. Thanks, Diana

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    I'm afraid I can't help you. tɚbyʊlns is not a phonetic transcription of any English word.

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    Based on 5jj's description of this non-English phoneme, here is how to make it: form your lips into a hard and perfect round form and then attempt to say "eeee". You will have a perfect tu connu etc.
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    Default Re: IPA system to English language

    Thank you! The symbols represent the title of a movie.

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    It probably is imtended to be 'turbulence', but it is not a correct phonetic transcription.

    This word is transcribed phonemically as:

    BrE: /ˈtɜ:bjʊlənts, ˈtɜ:bjələnts/;..... AmE: /ˈt ɝ:bjʊlənts ˈtɝ:bjələnts/ (Longman Pronunciation Dictionary), Cambridge English pronouncing Dictionary)

    Note: The symbol ɚ is used by some phoneticians instead of ɝ:


    Some dictionaries use their own systems of phonemic transcription:

    trbyə-ləns (American Heritage Dictionary)
    \ˈtər-byə-lən(t)s\ (Merriam-Webster’s Online)
    [tʉrbyə ləns] (Webster’s New World College Dictionary)


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    Last edited by 5jj; 11-Feb-2014 at 11:31. Reason: typos

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    Thank you. Very informative, indeed.

    I'm sure you meant: "BrE: /ˈtɜ:bjʊlənts, ˈtɜ:blənts/;..... AmE: /ˈt ɝ:bjʊlənts ˈtɝ:blənts/"
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    I did indeed. Thank you. I have now corrected my typos.

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