[Grammar] numbers and sound

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ianbroom

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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.
:roll:

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18,
19.
20.
30.
40.
50.
60.
70.
80.
90.
100.
 

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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.
 

Raymott

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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.
 

ianbroom

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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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