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Re: Two pronunciation questions...

David Trimboli ( [KLI Member] [Hol po'wI']

Christopher Doty wrote:
> First, how to people tend to pronounce two identical consonants when
> they are right next to each other?  As long, with both sounds
> released, or as a single sound?  Has Okrand said anything about this?

KLINGON FOR THE GALACTIC TRAVELER, pp. 138â9. Okrand says younger 
Klingons tend to shorten two consonants to one, especially stops. Older 
and more formal speakers will aspirate each stop or lengthen other 
doubled consonants.

I tend to lengthen all doubled consonants, including stops. That is, 
with stops I only aspirate the second one, but they're still longer than 
a single stop. If we put unaspirated consonants in parentheses, my 
{qettaH} would be {qe(t)taH} and my {Soppu'} would be {So(p)pu'}.

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