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    Re: ɪ, ɨ IPA

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    I just copied it from wikipedia, I don't even know how to type these symbols
    This is a useful site for IPA symbols for English:
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    You can copy and paste into Word or online.

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    Re: ɪ, ɨ IPA

    Thank you! It's very useful indeed!

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    #13

    Re: ɪ, ɨ IPA

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    To me it doesn't sound strange at all. Certainly not American, that's all I can say. I also pronounce "elected" with a shwa usually (probably because it's so very similar to the Polish sound). So it sounds ridiculous!* Well, good to know

    PS: BTW, this guy is really good! I loved his Clinton's "Hi, y'all, I'm Bill"
    * I didn't say that. It sounds (at that stage - the beginning of his first premiership) pretty much like the /ɪ/ most British people use. But your pronunciation (probably) matches the sort of schwa he came to use in syllables like that - which wasn't ridiculous, but did sound rather unusual.

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    PS A bit of trivia: Rory Bremner is a linguist - I guess that goes well with doing impressions, as they both depend on an acute ear. He studied German at Cambridge and has had a translation published.

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