Benjamin Lukoff blukoff at ALVORD.COM
Mon Feb 18 01:37:57 UTC 2008

On Mon, 18 Feb 2008, Tom Zurinskas wrote:

> One thing ~thheeng we were talking about is the sound of letter "i" in
> words like "sing, wing, thing".
> I don't know why, but linguists ~leengwists express this sound as short
> i when its really spoken as long e ~ee in English.  My theory is that

Are you trying to say that "sing" is pronounced, in English, as if it were
spelled "seeng"?

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