Mark J. Reed wrote: >On 3/29/06, Benct Philip Jonsson <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > >>*really* hard. Thus I don't observe the correct allophony >>when speaking English, but use  everywhere -- even saying >>['mI5j@n] -- or rather ['mI\5:j3\n] :-) -- for "million". >> >> > >Not sure how that is "incorrect allophony". I have  in "million", >too. First syllable just like "milk" without the [k]... > > Indeed. English (and Australians and New Zealanders, I think) people use [l] and , Welsh and Irish people use only [l], Scots and North Americans use only . So it really depends on what dialect you're attempting to imitate. The thing that would mark Benct out as a foreign speaker there would be, IMO, his use of a long l.