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
Last edited by dianatorres; 10-Feb-2014 at 17:45.
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
I'm afraid I can't help you. tɚbyʊlns is not a phonetic transcription of any English word.
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.
Last edited by probus; 11-Feb-2014 at 03:17.
Thank you! The symbols represent the title of a movie.
Could it be "turbulence"?
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:
tûr′byə-ləns (American Heritage Dictionary)
\ˈtər-byə-lən(t)s\ (Merriam-Webster’s Online)
[tʉr′byə ləns] (Webster’s New World College Dictionary)
Last edited by 5jj; 11-Feb-2014 at 11:31. Reason: typos
Thank you. Very informative, indeed.
I'm sure you meant: "BrE: /ˈtɜ:bjʊlənts, ˈtɜ:bjələnts/;..... AmE: /ˈt ɝ:bjʊlənts ˈtɝ:bjələnts/"
Last edited by 5jj; 11-Feb-2014 at 11:31. Reason: space saving
I did indeed. Thank you. I have now corrected my typos.