Wtf are you talking about? Byc and b1tch are pronounced identically.
You really are so
rude. And you're quite wrong Adrian. They are not pronounced identically. Perhaps one of our native Polish speakers here will confirm.
I attended Polish classes, I didn't just pick it up from the ether, so I was taught how to pronounce the sounds, although Mr Atch had already taught me the alphabet and is incredibly fussy over the sounds. He told me, 'your sounds must be clear and precise, especially the endings of words, otherwise you'll sound as if you come from 'the village' :D
The 'y' in być is pronounced in exactly the same way as it would be in for example 'jogurt pitny' and that 'y' is most definitely not an 'i' sound. Here's how it sounds:
Pick the video up at 3:00.
I don't want to sound like a superior b*tch but maybe it's because I have taught reading for so many years which involves teaching phonics that I'm aware of the subtle differences in sounds. Young children often don't hear any difference between the 'o' and 'u' sounds in English, cut and cot for example, which is why they have difficulty even with simple phonetic spellings.
the Polish word "pelny", I tried imagining how a standard R P (Received Pronunciation), educated British English native speaker would say the English word "pony".
I know where you're coming from Lyzko. The vowel sound in RP pronunication of 'pony' is the closet English equivalent one can get to the 'ł' sound in pełny. There are many sounds in Polish which have no direct equivalent in English, the nearest we can manage is an approximation. What you're saying makes sense.