Solution for November 2005

labelled spectrogram
"The plane took off on time."


Eth + Under-Ring
[ð̥], IPA 131 + 402
I give up. When in doubt, if it doesn't start with a glottal stop, and this doesn't, guess Eth. It won't make any difference. Just guess. But here, I worked for I don't know how many utterances trying to get a) noise and b) voicing. Well, at least this time there is noise. Sort of. It's way too weak and short to be an initial sibilant, but from just it's frequency, that's what it looks like.

Schwa
[ə], IPA 322
Vowel. When in doubt, guess schwa.

Lower-Case P + Right Superscript H
[pʰ], IPA 101 +404
Well,. gap. Nice and voiceless, with a long VOT, so clearly aspirated. The transitions in the schwa all point downward, suggesting labial. The burst is a little misleading, in that there's a concentration of high amplitude energy in the very high frequencies, which makes the release look a little sibilant, i.e. coronal. But the release burst, such as itis doesn't have the straight up-and-down loud, sharp transient I'd expect of so plosive a [t] release.

l

Tilde L (Dark L)
[ɫ], IPA 209

8

Under-Ring
[̥], IPA 402A

eI

Lower-Case E + Small Capital I
[eɪ], IPA 302 + 319

n

Lower-Case N
[n], IPA 116

tH

Lower-Case T
[tʰ], IPA 103 + 404

U

Upsilon
[ʊ], IPA 321

k

Lower-Case K
[k], IPA 109

4

Lowering Sign
[̞], IPA 430

Turned Script A
[ɒ], IPA 313

f

Lower-Case F
[f], IPA 128

Turned Script A
[ɒ], IPA 313

n

Lower-Case N
[n], IPA 116

tH

Lower-Case T
[tʰ], IPA 103 + 404

A

Script A
[ɑ], IPA 305

I

Small Capital I
[ɪ], IPA 319

m

Lower-Case M
[m], IPA 114