Re: Transcriptions of "Unicode"

From: Richard Cook (rscook@socrates.Berkeley.EDU)
Date: Tue Jan 16 2001 - 21:44:05 EST


Michael Everson wrote:
>
> >The stress is definitely on the first syllable. One does hear some normal
> >generative English variations such as ˈjunəˌko*d. (schwa instead of
> >short-i),
>
> 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 agree. I just don't understnad why people would want to say
['juni:ko:d]. These same people seem to want to pronounce GIF and
Gigabyte as though they were spelt JIFF and Jigabyte :-)

-R



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