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    pronunciation - script

    hello.
    I need a little help with pronunciation..and to be more exact with the written script of phrases and sentences, because when we speak the whole sentece some words blend and the script looks differently
    how should these sentences be written in phonemic script?

    "I'm getting used to living in paris"
    "would you mind if I opened the window"

    I think the 1st one is /aImgetInjustElIvIn/
    2nd /wudjEmaIndIfaIoupEndEwIndEw/
    is that correct? of course I cant put in here the schwa sound so i showed it with 'E'
    please help me

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    Re: pronunciation - script

    Quote Originally Posted by lubiepaluszki View Post
    hello.
    I need a little help with pronunciation..and to be more exact with the written script of phrases and sentences, because when we speak the whole sentece some words blend and the script looks differently
    how should these sentences be written in phonemic script?

    "I'm getting used to living in paris"
    "would you mind if I opened the window"

    I think the 1st one is /aImgetInjustElIvIn/
    2nd /wudjEmaIndIfaIoupEndEwIndEw/
    is that correct? of course I cant put in here the schwa sound so i showed it with 'E'
    please help me
    Hi, lubiepaluszki!

    I agree with you.
    Well...I would make two minor adjustments.
    So...it goes like this:

    /wudjEmaIndIfaIoupEndEwIndou/

    I'm not sure if it is the schwa sound.
    And...I think there should be another phonetic alphabet for the one in red.
    I can't type in phonetic alphabets, either. I'm sorry.

    I'm not an expert on phonetics, so please forgive me if I'm wrong.


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    thank u for help:))

    can anyone else also check it?please:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lubiepaluszki View Post
    hello.
    I need a little help with pronunciation..and to be more exact with the written script of phrases and sentences, because when we speak the whole sentece some words blend and the script looks differently
    how should these sentences be written in phonemic script?

    "I'm getting used to living in paris"
    "would you mind if I opened the window"

    I think the 1st one is /aImgetInjustElIvIn/
    2nd /wudjEmaIndIfaIoupEndEwIndEw/
    is that correct? of course I cant put in here the schwa sound so i showed it with 'E'
    please help me
    I would say the following: (as RP pronunciation)
    /aɪm gɛtɪŋ ju:s tu lɪvɪŋ ɪn pɹəs/
    I think that's what you've written, except you are dropping the g from -ing to in'.
    /wʊd ju maɪnd ɪf aɪ oʊpənd ə wɪndoʊ/ or
    /wʊʤu maɪnd ...
    /
    ʤə maɪnd əf ...
    I don't think leaving out the "th" in "the window" would be common.
    You can use Lucinda Sans Unicode font here, even though it looks a bit ugly.


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    Have a look at Tdol's top thread in the Pronunciation and Phonetics section.
    There's a link to a useful tool for typing phonetic symbols..

    Seba

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    /aɪm gɛtɪŋ ju:zd tu lɪvɪŋ ɪn pɹəs/, isn't it?

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    Raymott, where did you find this wonderful IPA font?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    /aɪm gɛtɪŋ ju:s tu lɪvɪŋ ɪn pɹəs/
    /wʊd ju maɪnd ɪf aɪ oʊpənd ə wɪndoʊ/ or
    /wʊʤu maɪnd ...
    / ʤə maɪnd əf ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Raymott, where did you find this wonderful IPA font?
    It's Lucida Sans Unicode. It's standard on Windows XP.
    Windows Vista has Unicode symbols in Times New Roam, Arial, and Courier; so there's no excuse not to use IPA if you have Vista.
    While it's possible to use the "phonetic typewriter", I use phonetic symbols frequently, and so I've made macros in Word (autoText with hotkeys) that make it easy.
    For the last post, I wrote the answer in Word, and copied/pasted it into this window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladybird987 View Post
    /aɪm gɛtɪŋ ju:zd tu lɪvɪŋ ɪn pɹəs/, isn't it?
    No, almost no-one would pronounce both the [d] of ju:zd and the [t] of tu.
    And saying the [t] devoices the [z] to [s]. This is called "regressive assimilation (a sound changes to assimilate to a following sound).
    /aɪ ju:zd ə pɛn/ but /aɪm ju:s tu juzɪŋ a pɛn/

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    [1] I'm getting used to living in Paris.
    [2] Would you mind if I opened the window?
    I can't seem to see the IPA fonts that you guys are typing--expect for the wonderful IPA in Raymott's one post. So, I hope you won't mind my adding my transcriptions to the thread. If they are identical to yours, it means we agree.

    [1] [aj'm'gɛtɪŋ'jus'tu'lɪvɪŋ'ɪn'pɑrɪs]
    [2] [wʊd'ju'majnd'ɪf'aj'ɔpɪnd'ə'wɪndo]

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