[tz] Fwd: Timezone issue
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Wed Feb 3 17:47:50 UTC 2021
On 2/3/21 4:53 AM, Yaroslav Bilko wrote:
> Found the nice video with this topic:
> Girl's pronunciation is accurate with great comments for English speakers.
Thanks for the link. From that video and its comments it appears that
there's not a consensus about whether to pronounce Kyiv's trailing "v"
as an English "f", or an English "w". The professor uses "f", but a
couple of commenters (and Wikipedia) use "w". Perhaps to a Ukrainian
speaker this is no big deal, but in English it matters.
For what it's worth, Wikipedia gives [ˈkɪjiu̯] as the IPA spelling of the
pronunciation, and <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA/Ukrainian>
says that an English approximation to that trailing [u̯] is the "w" in
the English word "tow".
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