the pronunciation of Gray/Grey

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Tue Oct 17 14:48:04 UTC 2000

In a message dated 10/17/2000 3:22:20 AM, TlhovwI at AOL.COM writes:

<< 'grey' [epislon-i] almost a monophthong vowel, the [i] is barely there
'gray' a definite diphthong [e-i:] vowel >>

these are subphonemic distinctions that most Americans will not notice at
all--or if they do, they will assume that the person who says GREY without
the offglide is speaking some "foreign" dialect.

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