tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sat Oct 31 17:19:01 2009

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Re: Two pronunciation questions...

Mark J. Reed ( [KLI Member]

The ' is probably meant to represent aspiration; apostrophe is
commonly used for that.  The [tÉ] is supposed to be strongly
aspirated, i.e.  [tÉÊ], and with affricates it's also common to put
the aspiration indicator on the stop symbol rather than the fricative.

On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 6:59 PM, Christopher Doty <> wrote:
> First, how to people tend to pronounce two identical consonants when
> they are right next to each other? ÂAs long, with both sounds
> released, or as a single sound? ÂHas Okrand said anything about this?
> Second, on the KLI page, I noticed that the pronunciation guide has
> tlh written as [tËÉ]... It looks like an IPA stress mark in between
> the t and the É, and IÊm just wondering what this represents? ÂIs it
> an ejective? ÂIt looked to me from the dictionary that it wasnÊt an
> ejective, and the pronunciation audio file on KLI doesnÊt sound like
> an ejective...
> ThanksÇ
> Chris

Mark J. Reed <>

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