Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 18 20:42:30 UTC 2008

Yes indeed.  "Sing,ping,wing" is pronounced ~seeng,~peeng,~weeng.  Not the same vowel as in sin,pin,win ~sin,~pin,~win.  This is for UK as well.  I hope folks realize this even though dictionaries don't.

Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL5+
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> Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 17:37:57 -0800
> From: blukoff at ALVORD.COM
> Subject: Re: ~Feenlend
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> Sender: American Dialect Society
> Poster: Benjamin Lukoff
> Subject: Re: ~Feenlend
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> 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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