For my text to speech engine (I use Cereproc, William Voice). The engine can be used on the website here: https://www.cereproc.com/ and it supports the ssml tags used in this question..
I am building an acronymn interpreter that will clearly dilineate the acronymn as well as account for nuances like this:
IEDS -> I, E, Dees
IEDS -> I, E, Dee, Es
I only mention this, as this is why I can not use Cereproc's
Anyway, with phonemes, I am being tripped up here:
<phoneme alphabet="IPA" ph="ˈaɪ ˈiː dˈiːz ">IEDS</phoneme>
sounds something like "Iyee'Edees", giving a stupid sound artifact. I could do this:
<phoneme alphabet="IPA" ph="ˈaɪ">I</phoneme> <phoneme alphabet="IPA" ph="ˈiː">E</phoneme> <phoneme alphabet="IPA" ph="dˈiːz">DS</phoneme>
But now the issue is the pause between each sound is too long.
Thus, in the IPA phonetic alphabet, what symbols could I place in between:
ˈaɪ ˈiː dˈiːz
To give the pause I need to adequately space out those sounds so each letter is pronounced in full?