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Re: Sukhotin's Algorithm

Mark Perakh wrote:
> If r serves as a vowel, which vowel does it represent? I believe there is always some real
> vowel implied which is pronounced very shortly and which may vary depending on the word while
> r itself has no definite vowel value. How would you transliterate ctvrt using English
> equivalents? If r were just a plain vowel, you would have to choose between a, e, i, u and o,
> replacing r in pronounciation. Is it ctvet, ctvit, ctvot or ctvut? Actually r is not omitted
> but pronounced in conjunction with some short vowel, which is close to e, namely like
> CeTVeRT, with a stress either on the first or on the second very short e.  Czech experts,
> tell me please how it is pronounced.  Cheers, Mark

Actually, as far as American English is concerned (probably other
languages too), there is an International Phonetic Alphabet character
that is an 'R controlled vowel' that is written sinply with an 'R' type
symbol, because of it's common occurrence.  If I remember correctly, it
is a 'Schwa' with an 'R' flavoring throughout it, schwa being a 'lazy
vowel' that many vowels in unstressed symbols tend to gravitate
towards.  For what it's worth,