haberg-1 at telia.com
Tue Oct 12 11:11:10 CDT 2021
> On 12 Oct 2021, at 17:21, Sławomir Osipiuk <sosipiuk at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 11, 2021 at 2:44 PM Hans Åberg via Unicode
> <unicode at corp.unicode.org> wrote:
>> neography AmE |nioʊˈɡrəfi|, |ˌnioʊˈɡrəfi|, BrE |niːəʊˈɡrəfi|, |ˌniːəʊˈɡrəfi|
> The ʊ definitely doesn't belong. When saying "neography" I'm not
> completely including the name of Neo from the Matrix.
It varies, some dictionaries, particularly BrE oriented, write |…(ʊ)…|. The AmE sound files I have checked for "neodymium" have it included, whereas the BrE excluded it.
> It is, to me, exactly the same as "geography", except for that very
> first letter. All vowel sounds match perfectly between the two words,
> and I would expect that to be true no matter how your local accent
> affects those vowels.
It is very different, cf. the IPA I gave.
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