Steve Kl. stevekl at PANIX.COM
Tue Sep 23 13:47:10 UTC 2003

On Tue, 23 Sep 2003, Dennis R. Preston wrote:

> This is pronounced "yo (as in yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum) + "ee" as
> in "peek")? That's all I can get out of [jooj], allthough the "oo"
> (in place of [o:] adds even more mystery.
> If [j] equals the "j" of "judge" and "oo" equals the "oo" of "moose,"
> I might get "jooj" (is that right?), but why the brackets?

That was Bravo's brackets, not mine. They pronounce it on the show like
the vowel of nudzh. I don't think they're remotely aware of phonological
and phonetic conventions

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