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- According to  apparently not, though it could be medieval (I don't have medieval Latin sources offhand to check with) —Muke Tever
- According to your source, humani in Lucretius' natura humanis omnia sunt paria could count as meaning 'men, mortals'. Andres 23:07, 24 Jun 2004 (UTC)
- Having the nature or attributes of a human being
The IPA pronunciation for human is described as /ˈçjuː.mən̩/. Unfortunately, the ç does not appear on the IPA page.
- It is an IPA symbol, but nobody has bothered to include it in that particular page. It is a voiceless palatal fricative, like the German 'ch' in ich or the Japanese 'h' in hito. It is the palatalized version of /x/ (loch, machen, ach). —Stephen (Talk) 14:19, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
- Is there a citation for this pronunciation? I personally find the /ç/ quite surprising (I haven't ever heard of that consonant being a feature of GA or RP), so I believe it would be worthwhile to provide a source. AutisticCatnip (talk) 11:23, 31 July 2017 (UTC)
- It isn't /ç/, but [ç], meaning that this is not a phoneme in English but an allophone of /h/ before /j/. And since it's not a phoneme, it's not usually included in IPA transcriptions of English. But there's nothing unusual about it; [ç] is the normal pronunciation in most English accents and that has been understood for a long time.
- However, some speakers say [çuːmən], losing the [j]. In that case, [ç] should actually be considered a phoneme in its own right.