How do you pronounce ''yeah''?

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How do you pronounce ''yeah''?

Postby SpaceFlight » 2005-10-07, 21:22

I pronounce it /jE/, with the ''e'' sound in ''yet''.

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Postby Egein » 2005-10-07, 21:25

I say [jɛ̤]
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Postby Strigo » 2005-10-07, 22:12

I pronounce it like spaceflight.
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Postby Ariki » 2005-10-07, 22:29

shouldn't this be in the English forum :roll: ?
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Postby toffte » 2005-10-07, 22:47

Awesome dialect Daniel. What dialect is it you're speaking?

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Re: How do you pronounce ''yeah''?

Postby Gormur » 2005-10-07, 23:35

SpaceFlight wrote:I pronounce it /jE/, with the ''e'' sound in ''yet''.


I pronounce it [jA] or something similar to [ja].
In North Dakota, most people (that I know anyway) write it as "ya". That's the way I've always written it, and only recently learned the spelling "yeah".

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Postby Rom » 2005-10-08, 1:49

I pronounce with the same vowel as in 'bat' although sometimes it comes out more like 'ja'. I've never heard it as 'je' before. That's a new one for me.

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Postby amoeba » 2005-10-08, 3:27

I knew a girl from New Jersey and she would pronounce it like 'je'. Here people use the same 'a' as in 'bat', but it's stronger. It almost sounds like 'ijaaaa'. Think of a donkey.

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Postby Mulder-21 » 2005-10-08, 3:39

Now, I'm no native English speaker, but I pronunced sorta like [jEa:], which is the same was as the Faroese word for yes: ja [jEa:]
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Postby Kirk » 2005-10-08, 4:24

I pronounce it [j{] or [ja].
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Postby ZombiekE » 2005-10-08, 14:44

Most times I say [ja].
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Postby allemaalmeezinge » 2005-10-08, 15:25

Strigo wrote:I pronounce it like spaceflight.


What the ...? :shocked: :shocked: :mrgreen:

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Postby Gormur » 2005-10-08, 21:42

Rom wrote:I've never heard it as 'je' before.


Neither have I. [je] as in [jet] without a "t"? :shock:

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Postby amoeba » 2005-10-09, 2:44

Here is my pronunciation:

http://media.putfile.com/yeah9957

:lol:

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Postby Kazimer » 2005-10-09, 3:32

Daniel wrote:
yabba wrote:
Strigo wrote:I pronounce it like spaceflight.


What the ...? :shocked: :shocked: :mrgreen:


Daniel: Hey, Carlos! Would you like some ice cream?
Strigo: Spaceflight!!!

:lol:


Can't breath! :rofl:
I pronounce it like .

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Postby Alcadras » 2005-10-09, 12:18

amoeba wrote:Here is my pronunciation:

http://media.putfile.com/yeah9957

:lol:

the same with me :D

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Postby Stan » 2005-10-09, 13:40

I pronounce it /jæ/
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Postby Gormur » 2005-10-09, 18:01

Speaking of which, what about "jah" with (sucking in air) aspiration? We use this sound a lot in my family. It comes from Norwegian.

How did you record that file, amoeba? Thanks.

amoeba

Postby amoeba » 2005-10-09, 18:35

Gormur wrote:How did you record that file, amoeba? Thanks.


I used a microphone and the 'Sound Recorder' program on Windows. Then I uploaded the file to http://www.putfile.com/ (it's free).

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Postby Travis B. » 2005-10-09, 23:18

Gormur wrote:Speaking of which, what about "jah" with (sucking in air) aspiration? We use this sound a lot in my family. It comes from Norwegian.


In addition to having "yeah" in my dialect, pronounced /jæ/ -> [jæ] approaching /jɛ/, I also have a word in my dialect which might be written as "yah" in English orthography, which is pronounced like German "ja", pronounced /ja/ -> [ja] (not [jɑ], even though [ɑ] is used in most cases for /ɑ/ in my dialect and there are probably only one or two instances of a separate /a/ in my dialect, of which this is one). Note though that "yah" is not exactly synonymous with "yeah" in it, as it is often used as a strong affirmative rather than as a weak affirmative, when stressed, whereas "yeah" in my dialect is almost always a weak affirmative.
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