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    #11

    Re: When he is pronounced as /i/

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I don't follow that. They have identical mouth shapes.
    I don't think that's right at all. Compare he and him, for instance. The vowel in the former is produced with a wider mouth shape.

    The difference between /i:/ and /i:/ is one of length only - that's what the dots signify.
    Well, the dots signify sustainability, yes. (You've made a typo there.)

    I'm referring to the difference in mouth shape between the vowels in he and him.

    Yes to both questions, though both he and I would use /e/ for the first vowel.
    Okay, thank you.

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    #12

    Re: When he is pronounced as /i/

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    I don't think that's right at all. Compare he and him, for instance. The vowel in the former is produced with a wider mouth shape.
    Nobody has been talking about him. That has a different phoneme, /ɪ/, whereas he has /i:/ or /i/
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    #13

    Re: When he is pronounced as /i/

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Nobody has been talking about him. That has a different phoneme, /ɪ/, whereas he has /i:/ or /i/
    Oh, I see what you mean now. And yes, I see how what I said didn't make sense. We're on the same page. Apologies.

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