Re: [PLS1.0] i18n comment: Phonemic examples

Issue R103-34

Proposed Classification: Clarification / Typo / Editorial 

Resolution: Accept 

We will check all the pronunciation transcriptions with phoneticians. On
the example in Section 5.5 [1] we found this IPA transcription in both
the Cambridge online dictionary [2] and in the book version of Longman
Pronunciation Dictionary by JC Wells. Both these resources shows IPA
pronunciations. Merriam-Webster (more US-centric) [3] uses a different
pronunciation alphabet but gives a very similar pronunciation to the
ones in the examples. 

Please indicate whether you are satisfied with the VBWG's resolution,
whether you think there has been a misunderstanding, or whether you wish
to register an objection. 


Paolo Baggia, editor PLS spec.

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Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 17:52:36 +0000
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Comment from the i18n review of:

Comment 34
Editorial/substantive: E
Owner: RI

Location in reviewed document:
5.5 example

Shouldn't the second 'refuse' be pronounced with a short e and a
non-lengthened u and final z? (Note also that the comment is

There are other instances where the phonemic transcription seems strange
(eg. use of 'e'). Please have them checked by phoneticians who are
familiar with the languages.

Gruppo Telecom Italia - Direzione e coordinamento di Telecom Italia S.p.A.

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