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It's not a sound, but a contour tone letter applying to the whole word (or syllable). This case specifically is a high falling tone, like the fourth tone in Mandarin. The Pumi example from the same table has another example: [pʙ̩˥], a word with a high register tone.


As Janus Bahs Jacquet mentions in a comment, specifically looking at names makes this much more difficult. Names come from a wide variety of languages, and are Anglicized to a wide variety of different extents. This also makes it extremely difficult to figure out their pronunciation in the first place: when you see a surname like "Beauchamp" or &...


In order to have any hope of succeeding, you need to first limit the scope of the data. For example the name pronounced [ʃidʒɪnpʰɪŋ] is usually spelled Xi Jinping, and [ɛnvɹ̩ hodʒə] is spelled Enver Hoxha. You might decide that you want to rule out names that are not "English", but then you need a way of deciding if a name is "English". ...

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