Instead of this, however, we often hear speakers make
the ï-sound very short and unstrest.
- - the 3-sound very long and strest.
so that the word here is pronounced as if they said yearn without the n.
This is the case with the words:
here. dear. hear. year. near. 72 dj 3 ja jd nja
§ 12. Note on fine = fain and fire = jas.
Just as player, layer can be pronounced in two ways (§ 10), words such as:
liar, higher, etc.
can be heard as: ^ ^ .>
or, because of the clearly feit connection with to lie, high, they can keep the same vowel-sound as the words from which they are derived:
that: is we get a triphthong.
However, also where we have tö do with no derivative, can the triphthong often be heard:
Ireland = ahlnd.