"tl" in Chipotle

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Fri Jun 27 02:04:44 UTC 2014

At just after 1:00 in the video at https://screen.yahoo.com/popular/obamas-chipotle-blunder-040000055.html?vp=1, Stephen Colbert pronounces the "tl" in the restaurant name Chipotle as a single sound. He repeats the pronunciation at about 2:09.

I tried to find a name for this--it seems like a voiceless alveolar lateral affricate--but that doesn't match the sound at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voiceless_alveolar_lateral_affricate. 

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

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