How to write (orthography) words in a distinct way to capture the essence of these pronunciations (I'll try to use IPA but probably will do it wrong so adding another variation).
- hip /hɪp/
- hipo /hɪpo/
- hippo /hɪpo/
- hip'po /hɪpʔpo/
- hip'p /hɪpʔp/
- hip'p'po /hɪpʔpʔpo/
But I'm not sure I'm doing the glottal stop here, so maybe it is just:
- hip'p'po /hɪp'p'po/
So that is pretty straight forward. But in English we write
hippo instead of
hipo for some reason. But in some language somewhere I am sure there is a case where you want to pronounce the two
p sounds separately, as in
A more subtle case is where the letters are different, as in
comb. You can pronounce it these ways:
- or even /komb'/
But I'm not even sure the IPA is capturing what I'm trying to do. I'm trying to explicitly pronounce that
coambuh, but not aspirated just popped. Similar to how you would pronounce the
t in these:
- sift /sɪft/ (not sure that IPA is capturing the poppingness of the t though)
I feel like I need to write it like this: /sɪft'/.
Another example is
- /ʌtɛmt/ or /ətɛmt/
- /ʌtɛmpt/ or /ətɛmpt/
- /ʌtɛmp't'/ or /ətɛmp't'/
I think I pronounce it like (2) with /ʌtempt/, but what I'm wondering about is how to properly write it so that you pronounce all of the consonants either partially (as in 2), or fully as in (3) with /ʌtemp't'/ or
Finally there is
tent. Wondering what this is.
I'm pretty sure I don't use the glottal stop when I pronounce "tent", and I don't make the
t pop, so I think I do (2) here as well. But it doesn't seem IPA captures the essence of this. That is, the
t in these two words are pronounced differently:
sift is popped, while the
tent is not. More specifically, it's almost as if the
sift is an extra syllable,
So my questions are:
- How to annotate the difference between the last
tent, so that you say it either does or doesn't "pop". It's almost like the
tentis a "stop", while the
siftis an ejective or something. But maybe it doesn't need to be annotated and it is just a side effect of the specific letter combinations we are making. Even so, I would still like to know how to annotate it better.
- How to annotate the combination of multiple consonants, so that you either do or don't pronounce them both. So for
psounds are made, or /ʌtɛmpt/ vs. /ʌtɛmp't'/, where in /ʌtɛmpt/ the consonants blend, while in /ʌtɛmp't'/ they more pop.
- Same with /kom/ vs. /komb'/.
As a corollary to annotating the "popping" sound, the question is how to annotate the non-popping sound, or "flowing" sound (flowing from one consonant to the next).