pronouncing Neil Gaiman
klj at sccs.swarthmore.edu
Thu Nov 13 07:49:50 EST 2003
You know, if we were having this conversation in IPA characters, it would
be less confusing! In the IPA /ai/ (well, actually /a small-capital-i/,
but I can't make a /small-capital-i/ in this e-mail program) is pronounced
like "aisle," and the sound of gAIman is written /ei/ (again, actually /e
---Kyra (with a few remnants of linguistics geek)
"Inspirations have I none - just to touch the flaming dove."
---David Bowie, "Soul Love"
On Thu, 13 Nov 2003 minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:
> Otter Perry wrote:
> >minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:
> >> Does one really get a "u" noise from the vowels "ai"? Is this some thing
> >> like pronouncing the surname "Sidebottom", "siddy-both-arm"?
> >Not 'u'. 'Uy'. As is 'aisle'.
> Thank you. And as Charlie said, "Dai" in Welsh. But it's not really a
> very usual way to pronounce "ai" in English, I don't think.
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