Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Fri Apr 4 02:56:32 UTC 2008

Does that mean you are refusing to pronounce it? (I really want to
know what you mean when you claim I refuse to pronounce sounds neither
I nor anyone in my dialect pronounces natively.) BB

On Apr 3, 2008, at 7:51 PM, Tom Zurinskas wrote:

> The "oor" with a "short oo" is a tough one.  I'll write what I hear
> in  The notation does not copy/paste well. A good
> reason to switch to truespel.  Truespel notation (~) will always
> copy/paste perfectly.  I'll check words cure, lure, tour, poor ,
> sure, moor, spoor, jury........ for the ~oor sound (with short oo
> (~oo) as in "book").  To me the "short oo" sound (as in foot, book,
> push)  is just not natural before ~r.

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