Runglish Pronunciation

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Contents

 

1. Vowel system

2. Consonant system

3. Pronunciation of individual words

 

 

 

 

Vowel system

 

/i:/→/i/

Runglish /i:/ is much shorter than English /i/.

Heat is pronounced hit, leave is pronounced live, seat is pronounced sit.

 

/ɪ/→/i/

Runglish /ɪ/ is palatalized.

Beat and bit are pronounced /bjit/, feel and fill are pronounced /fjil/, meal and mill are pronounced /mjil/.

 

/æ/→/ɛ/

Runglish /ɛ/ is much closer than English /æ/.

Bad is pronounced bed, bag is pronounced beg, sad is pronounced said.

 

/e/→/ɛ/

Runglish /ɛ/ is a bit opener than English /e/.

bet /bɛt/, guess /gɛs/, neck /nɛk/.

 

:/→/a/

Runglish /a/ is much closer and fronter than English /ɑ:/.

Calm is pronounced come, cant is pronounced cunt, heart is pronounced hut.

 

/ʌ/→/a/

Runglish /a/ is a bit more open and fronter than English /ʌ/.

Bus /bas/, cut /kat/, fun /fan/.

 

:/→/o/

Runglish /o/ is much shorter than English /ɔ:/.

Cord is pronounced cod, port is pronounced pot, sport is pronounced spot.

 

/ɒ/→/o/

Runglish /o/ is a bit closer than English /ɒ/.

Doll /dol/, lot /lot/, spot /spot/.

 

/u:/→/u/

Runglish /u/ is much shorter than English /u:/.

Fool is pronounced full, pool is pronounced pull.

 

/ʊ/→/u/

Runglish /u/ is lip-rounded and fronted.

Book /buk/, pul /pul/, put /put/.

 

:/→/ə/

Runglish /ə/ is much shorter than English /ɜ:/.

Girl /gəl/, earn /ən/, fur //.

 

/ə/→/a/ or /ɛ/

Runglish /a/ and /ɛ/ are fronted and much opener than English /ə/.

Ago /ɛˈgou/, butter /ˈbata/.

 

/aɪ/→/aj/

/eɪ/→/ɛj/

/ɔɪ/→/oj/

Final /ɪ/ in English diphthongs is more consonant-like in Runglish.

Lie /laj/, may /mɛj/, boy /boj/.

 

//→/ˈau/

/əʊ/→/ˈou/

Diphthongs ending in /ʊ/ are pronounced as two separate vowels tha former being stressed in Runglish.

 

/eə/→/ˈɛa/

/ɪə/→/ˈia/

/ʊə/→/ˈua/

Diphthongs ending in /ə/ are pronounced as two separate vowels, the former being stressed and the latter being fronted in Runglish.

Fair /ˈfɛa/, near /ˈnia/, sure /ˈʃua/.

 

Consonant system

 

1. Final voiced consonants are devoiced

 

final /b/→/p/

Bob is pronounced bop.

 

final /v/→/f/

Leave is pronounced leaf.

 

final /g/→/k/

Dog is pronounced dock.

 

final /d/→/t/

Food is prounced foot.

 

final /z/→/s/

Buzz is pronounced bus.

 

final /ʒ/→/ʃ/

Beige /bɛjʃ/

 

final /ʤ/→/ʧ/

Serge is pronounced search.

 

2. English aspirated consonants lack aspiration in Runglish.

 

/pʰ/→/p/

Pull /pʰʊl/→/pul/.

 

/bʰ/→/b/

Bus /bʰʌs/→/bas/.

 

/kʰ/→/k/

Car /kʰɑ:/→/ka/.

 

/gʰ/→/g/

Go /gʰəʊ/→/ˈgou/.

 

/tʰ/→/t/

Top /tʰɒpʰ/→/top/.

 

/dʰ/→/d/

Dog /dʰɒgʰ/→/dok/.

 

3. Runglish /r/ is rolled on the tongue as in Scots, Irish, Italian or Spanish.

 

4. /h/→/x/

Like in Scottish loch and Irish lough, Runglish /h/ is heavily aspirated.

 

5. /ŋ/→/n/

Bang is pronounced ban, sing is pronounced sin.

 

6. /w/→/v/

Wheel is pronounced veal.

 

7. /Ɵ/→/s/ or, less often, /f/

Thick may be pronounced sick.

 

/ð/→/z/ or, less often, /d/

Theme may be pronounced deem.

 

Conclusion

 

Most English words are pronounced with Russian articulation in Runglish, which sometimes makes two, three or even four different English words sound the same in Runglish.

 

Feel and fill sound /fjil/.

Back, bag, and beg sound /bɛk/

Bad, bat, bed, and bet sound /bɛt/

 

Pronunciation of individual words

 

Alibi

ælɪbaɪ/→/ˈɛljibji/, advanced pronunciation /ˈelɪbɪ/

Asthma

/ˈæsmə/→/ˈɛstma/, advanced pronunciation /ˈestmə/

 

Bass

/beɪs/→/bɛs, bas/, advanced pronunciation /bes, bʌs/

Baltic

bɔ:ltɪk/→/ˈbɛltjik, ˈbaltjik/, advanced pronunciation /ˈbeltɪk, ˈbɑ:ltɪk/

Beret

bereɪ/→/ˈbɛrɛt/, advanced pronunciation /ˈberət/

Blood

/blʌd/→/blut/, advanced pronunciation /blʊd/

Bomb

/bɒm/→/bomp/, advanced pronunciation /bɒmb/

Borough

/ˈbʌrə/→/ˈborou/, advanced pronunciation /ˈbɒrəʊ/

Bury

/ˈberɪ/→/ˈbərji/, advanced pronunciation /ˈ:rɪ/

 

Chaos

/ˈkeɪɒs/→/ˈxaos/, advanced pronunciation /ˈhʌəs/

Cliche

/ˈklɪʃeɪ/→/kljiˈʃɛ/, advanced pronunciation /klɪˈʃe/

Colonel

/ˈkɜ:nl/→/ˈkolanɛl/, advanced pronunciation /ˈkɒlənəl/

Comb

/kəʊm/→/komp/, advanced pronunciation /kɒmp/

Company

/ˈkʌmpənɪ/→/ˈkompanji/, advanced pronunciation /ˈkɒmpənɪ/

Comment

/ˈkɒmənt/→/kaˈmɛnt/, advanced pronunciation /kəˈment/

Corps

/kɔ:/→/kops/, advanced pronunciation /kɔ:ps/

Coup

/ku:/→/kup/, advanced pronunciation /ku:p/

Croatia

/krəʊˈeɪʃə/→/kraˈɛjtja/, advanced pronunciation /krʌˈeɪtjə/

Cruise

/kru:z/→/ˈkruis/, advanced pronunciation /ˈkru:ɪz/

Crumb

/krʌm/→/kramp/, advanced pronunciation /krʌmb/

 

Deficit

/ˈdefɪsɪt/→/ˈdɛfjitsit/, advanced pronunciation /ˈdefɪtsɪt/

Dichotomy

/daɪˈkɒtəmɪ/→/djiˈxotamji/, advanced pronunciation /dɪˈhɒtəmɪ/

Dilemma

/daɪˈlemə/→/djiˈljɛma/, advanced pronunciation /dɪˈlemə/

Dioxide

/daɪˈɒksaɪd/→/ˈdjiaksajt/, advanced pronunciation /ˈdɪəksaɪd/

Doubt

/daʊt/→/daupt/, advanced pronunciation /daʊbt/

 

Exploitation

/ˌeksplɔɪˈteɪʃn/→/ɛkspluaˈtɛjʃn/, advanced pronunciation /ˌeksplʊəˈteɪʃn/

 

Flood

/flʌd/→/flut/, advanced pronunciation /flʊd/

 

Hotel

/həʊˈtel/→/ˈhoutɛl/, advanced pronunciation /ˈhəʊtl/

 

Nazi

/ˈnɑ:tsɪ/→/ˈnɛzji/, advanced pronunciation /ˈnezɪ/

 

Palm

/pɑ:m/→/pɛlm/, advanced pronunciation /pelm/

Pleasant

/ˈplezənt/→/ˈpljizant/, advanced pronunciation /ˈplɪzənt/

Protein

/ˈprəʊti:n/→/proutɛˈin/, advanced pronunciation /prəʊteˈɪn/

Pseudonym

/sju:dənɪm/→/ˈpsɛvdanjim/, advanced pronunciation /ˈpsevdənɪm/

 

Rouble

/ˈru:bl/→/ˈrabl/, advanced pronunciation /rʌbl/

 

Sweat

/swet/→/svjit/, advanced pronunciation /swɪt/

 

Useless

/ˈju:sləs/→/ˈjuzljis/, advanced pronunciation /ˈju:zlɪs/

 

Vase

/vɑ:z/→/vɛjs/, advanced pronunciation /veɪs/

 

Were

/wɜ:/→/vɛ, ˈvɛa/, advanced pronunciation /we, weə/

Worry

/ˈwʌrɪ/→/ˈvorji/, advanced pronunciation /ˈwɒrɪ/

 

Year

/jɪə/→/ˈjɛa/, advanced pronunciation /ˈjeə/

 

 

 

 

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