User:Nickshanks/IPA

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A transcription of me reading the opening passage of my user page:

ˈnɪkələs ʤɔːʤ ʃæŋks wəz bɔːn ɒn ðə fɜːst əv meɪ ˈnaɪntiːn ˈeɪti wɒn æt ðə kʷiːnz ˈmɛdɪkəl ˈsɛntɚ ɪn ˈnɒtɪŋəm, tuː ə ˈskɒtɪʃ ˈfɑːðɚ ən ˌhʌŋˈgɛːɹiən ˈmʌðə. hi wəz ɹeɪzd ɪn wɛsʔ ˈbɹɪʤfəd bəˈfɔː ˈmuːvɪŋ əʔ eɪʤ ˈeɪtiːn tə ˈhæʔfiːɫd tuˑ əˈtɛnd ðə ˌjuːnɪˈvɜːsəti əv ˈhɑːʔfədʃə wɛː hi ɹɛd ˌæstɹəʊˈfɪzɪks.

nɪk.ləs ɹaɪts ˈsɒfˀwɛː fɔː ðiː æpəl ˈmækɪntɒʃ, æn weɪsts hɪz spɛə taɪm ˈɹidɪŋ biː biː siː ɲʲuːz ən ˈlɜːnɪŋ ˈlæŋˌgwɪʤəz (ˈgeɪlɪk, læˈtiːnə, nɪˈhɒŋgəʊ, rʌskiː ɛt ælɪs). bəˈsaɪˀz ˈæstɹəʊˌfɪzɪks, kɒmˈpjuːtɪŋ ən lɪŋˈgwɪst.ɪks, hɪz ˈɪntɹɛsʔs ɪnkluːd ˈɑːkiˌɒləʤi, ˈpeɪliːˌɒntɒləʤi, ˈpeɪliːəʊˌænθɹəˌpɒləʤi, ˈhʲuːmən ən ɹəˈbɒtɪk ˈspeɪsˌflaɪt, ˈtɛrəˌfɔːmɪŋ, ˈfiːˌmeəlz, ˈnæ.tɹəl ˈdɪzˌæsdəz, ənd ə ˈplɛθəɹɚ əv ʌðə ˈtɒpɪks. hɪz ˈmʲuːzɪkəl teɪsˀs ɪnkluːd bɹuːs ˈspɹɪŋˌstiːn, ðə pəˈliːs, diː ˈpɹɪnʔsən, kɹɪs ˈaɪzək, ˈʤɛfəsən ˈɛːpleɪn, ˈpiːtə ˈgeɪbɹiəl, ðə stiːv ˈmɪlə bænd ənd juː tu əˈmʌŋst mɛniː mɛniː ʌðəz.

Analysis[edit]

Here are the vowels and consonants I think that I use:

Front N.-front Central N.-back Back
Close
Blank vowel trapezoid.png
e (?)
ʌ • ɔ
ɑ • ɒ
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Monophthongs
feet
ʉː food
ɪ fit
ʊ foot
ə any de-emphasised vowel
ɛ, ɛː fen, fair
ɜː fur
ʌ fun
ɔː fall, for
æ fat
ɑː far
ɒ fog
Diphthongs
& Glides
fear
few
face
ejə fail
əʊ foe
ɔjə foil
fight
æʊ found

two tables saying the same thing, which I'll try and consolidate at some point:

bilabial labio-
dental
dental alveolar post-
alveolar
palatal labio-
velar
velar glottal
plosive p b t d k g ʔ
nasal m n ŋ
flap
fricative f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ x 1 h
affricate ʧ ʤ
approximant ɹ j w
lateral approximant l, ɫ
Place of articulation Labial Coronal Dorsal Radical (none)
Manner of articulation Bi­la­bial La­bio‐
den­tal
Den­tal Al­veo­lar Post‐
al­veo­lar
Re­tro‐
flex
Pa­la­tal Ve­lar Uvu­lar Pha­ryn‐
geal
Epi‐
glot­tal
Glot­tal
Nasal    m      n        ŋ    
Plosive p b   t d     k g       ʔ  
Fricative   f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ     x1                h   
Approx­imant    ɹ    j
Trill
Tap or Flap
Lateral Fricative ɬ1   
Lateral Approx­imant    l, ɫ
Lateral Flap
  1. /x/ and /ɬ/ only in loan words (especially names of people and places).
  2. Note also no /ɾ/ or /r/ (I am completely unable to trill!)