Steg Belsky writes: > >"many americans" pronounce New York as Noo York? I thought it was >(almost?) all Americans, especially those of us who live there! We don't >pronounce it that way because we "can't" articulate [nj] or [J], but >because that's just how we talk. I pronounce New York as "Noo York" because well.....that's just how I learned to say it growing up. Aaaaaanyway.... initial [nj] is difficult for me, but not impossible. I have to make my tongue work harder at it as well as with /ji/ but I can do it. /N/ is easy for me now. It was a bit hard at first, but when I took a Tagalog course, my teacher had us practice it with the five vowels. I have it down to a science and even include it initially in Saalangal. __________________________ Well you'd like to think that you were invincible. Yeah, well weren't we all once before we felt loss for the first time?