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Autor:  José Roberto
E-mail:  josezambon@terra.com.br
Data:  17/AGO/2010 10:20 AM
Assunto:  gerund and The /I/ and /i/
 
Mensagem:  I would like to know if the gerund applies to that rule of the "/I/, just like in live or hill...

I remember I read that before /ng/ sound (like in sing )there is a neutralisation between /i/ and /I/, so the quality of the vowel is not relevant (although /I/ seems to be preferred). I'll look for the reference later.

And why is that that in the words "Police" and "Machine" we use the vowel sound "/i/"?

They are French origin words, guess English speaker kept the vowel quality those words have in French.

JR


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
gerund and The /I/ and /i/   –  Juju  17/AGO/2010, 2:54 AM
 gerund and The /I/ and /i/   –  José Roberto  17/AGO/2010, 10:20 AM
gerund and The /I/ and /i/   –  Juju  17/AGO/2010, 3:04 PM
to Juju and José Roberto   –  Teacher  17/AGO/2010, 3:13 PM
to Juju and José Roberto   –  Juju  17/AGO/2010, 3:22 PM
to Juju and José Roberto  –  José Roberto  17/AGO/2010, 5:39 PM
to Juju and José Roberto   –  PPAULO  17/AGO/2010, 6:02 PM
/I/ and /i/ to Juju  –  José Roberto  17/AGO/2010, 5:45 PM
to José Roberto  –  Teacher  17/AGO/2010, 8:22 PM
to José Roberto and Ppaul  –  Juju  17/AGO/2010, 11:00 PM
to José Roberto and Ppaul  –  José Roberto  18/AGO/2010, 1:11 AM
a question about the G in ING  –  Teacher  18/AGO/2010, 3:03 AM
a question about the G in ING  –  José Roberto  19/AGO/2010, 1:48 AM
a question about the G in ING  –  Teacher  19/AGO/2010, 2:13 PM

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