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2.1.6. ɪ/i/

ɪ 并不是长元音 的更短版本,它更像是 ei 之间的一个音。听起来很像是更短版本的 ,从唇形上来看ɪ 更接近 e

The ɪ sound doesn't merely represent a shorter version of the long vowel . Instead, it seems to inhabit a space somewhere between e and i. It sounds more like a shorter rendition of , and visually speaking, the lip shape for ɪ is more akin to e.

vowels-mouth-shape-ɪ-i

另外,这个音实际上还有第 3 个版本,ɪ 在词汇末尾的时候,更倾向于像是 这个长元音的更短版本,i,长度介于 ɪ 之间 —— 也就是说,i 是个半长元音。比如,responsibility rɪˌspɑːn·səˈbɪl·ə·t̬i.

In addition, this sound actually has a third variation. When ɪ appears at the end of words, it tends to sound more like a shortened version of the long vowel i, with a length somewhere in between ɪ and , which means i is a semi-long vowel. For instance, in the word *responsibility rɪˌspɑːn·səˈbɪl·ə·t̬i.