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    numbers and sound

    Hello,

    I am a student of metaphysics and I am doing a study of numbers and sound.

    What I would like is people to think how we should write down a name phonetically if we had never seen it on paper and were simply endeavoring to choose letters that would accurately suggest the sound.

    Vowels and constants that don't sound should be omitted.

    The purpose of asking is to get a wide range of professional teachers, so I cant get an accurate assessment.

    Thank you for your time and assistance. Please write the word next to the number.


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    Re: numbers and sound

    1. won
    2. to
    3. three
    4. for
    5. five
    6. six
    7. seven
    8. ayt
    9. nine
    10. ten
    11. eleven
    12. twelv
    13. thirteen
    14. forteen
    15. fifteen
    16. sixteen
    17. seventeen
    18, ayteen
    19. nineteen
    20. twenny
    30. thirdy
    40. fordy
    50. fifty
    60. sixty
    70. sevendy
    80. eydy
    90. ninedy
    100. won hundrid

    I'm not sure about my -ty -dy endings on the 20-90 section and after saying them aloud a few times it started to sound artificial.
    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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    Re: numbers and sound

    Quote Originally Posted by ianbroom View Post
    Hello,

    I am a student of metaphysics and I am doing a study of numbers and sound.

    What I would like is people to think how we should write down a name phonetically if we had never seen it on paper and were simply endeavoring to choose letters that would accurately suggest the sound.

    Vowels and constants that don't sound should be omitted.

    The purpose of asking is to get a wide range of professional teachers, so I cant get an accurate assessment.
    I'd use IPA. Are you asking for how I would pronounce the numbers, using IPA?
    Or is "by using IPA" an adequate answer to how we "should" write such numbers?
    And what do you mean by "should" in this context?
    Who are we writing the numbers down for? A non-native speaker? Someone who knows IPA? (I don't think we should use IPA if the recipient of the information doesn't know IPA)
    The average educated English speaker?
    Thanks.

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    Re: numbers and sound

    Hello,

    Thanks for the question.

    IPA is not required, here is an example the word Prince is spelt like this (Prince) - the sound would be like this, Prnc omitting the vowels. The numbers should be written in English.

    Many Thanks.

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