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    Default Help with narrow phonetic transcription

    Hi,

    to improve my pronunciation and listening comprehension I'm trying to do a narrow phonetic transcription. I would really appreciate if somebody could take a look at what I got and tell me if I've made any mistakes.

    Audio: Vocaroo | Voice message

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    Only I can see the tiny door. When I go through the door and shut it behind me, I find Im in a small but cozy, perfectly self-contained flat. Modest but very comfortable. Big comfy armchair, perfect little kitchen, a narrow bed in a tiny white bedroom.

    əʊnli aɪ khən siː ə thaɪni dɔː
    wen aɪ ɡəʊ θruː ə dɔːr ənd ʃʌt ɪt bɪhaɪnd mɪ
    aɪ faɪnd aɪm ɪn ə smɔːɫ bət khəʊzi
    pɜːfɪktli seɫf khəntheɪnd flt
    mɒdɪst bət veri khʌmfthəbl̩
    biːɡ kʌmfi ɑːmtʃeə
    phəfekt lɪtl̩ khɪtʃɪn
    ə nrəʊ bed ɪn ə thaɪni waɪt bedrum

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    Default Re: Help with narrow phonetic transcription

    It's not a narrow phonetic transcription. It's a phonemic transcription on which you have noted some of the aspirated voiceless plosives. It seems accurate enough, but I cannot get the volume high enough to be sure.

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    Default Re: Help with narrow phonetic transcription

    Hello blueknuckle,

    It sounds to my non-native ears like this:

    oʊnli aɪ kən siː ə tʰaɪni dɔː
    wen aɪ ɡəʊ θruː ə dɔːr n̩ ʃʌt ɪt̚ bɪhaɪnd̚ mi
    aɪ faɪnd aɪm ɪn ə smɔːɫ bət̚ ! kʰəʊz̥i
    pɜ̥ːfɪk̚tli seɫf kəntʰeɪnd flt̚
    mɒdɪst bət veri kʰʌmftəbɫ̩
    biːɡ kʰʌmfi ɑːmtʃeː
    pʰəːfekt̚ lɪtɫ̩ kʰɪtʃɪn
    ə nrəʊ bed ɪn ə tʰaɪni waɪt bedrum

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    Default Re: Help with narrow phonetic transcription

    Do none of you hear "a narrow little bed" instead of just "a narrow bed"?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Help with narrow phonetic transcription

    Hello Barb_D,

    I slowed down the audio using Audacity software.

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