Re: Transcriptions of "Unicode"

From: Curtis Clark (
Date: Mon Jan 15 2001 - 13:27:59 EST

At 06:16 AM 1/15/01, Charles wrote:
>Michael Everson wrote:
>"The pronuncuation ['juni:ko:d] with [i:] or [i] instead of schwa irritates
>me a lot. No one would pronounce "universe" with an [i]."
>I beg to differ; "universe" is commonly pronounced with a short [i] in the
>English Midlands.

And indeed on this side of the Pond, [i] is common (I find it unnatural to
drop my tongue enough for the schwa), and I have heard (iirc) [i:] in the
southeastern U.S.

Curtis Clark        
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