‘The familiar /iː/ and /ɪ/ and the mysterious /i/ How many do we need?’ by Adrian Underhill

Adrian Underhill’s latest blog post is titled “The familiar /iː/ and /ɪ/ and the mysterious /i/ How many do we need?”.

Adrian says, “Natalia Malenko puts the following excellent question. But before you read it look carefully at the difference between the three symbols above….Natalia says….I have noticed, as probably some other lecturers/teachers have too, that in some dictionaries there is an interesting fashion of transcribing words with an /i/ (with a dot on top but no colon length marker) for the final sound in words like happy, empty, archeology and the like.”

The familiar /iː/ and /ɪ/ and the mysterious /i/ How many do we need?

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