[Ads-l] How often do we say a glottal stop

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 5 18:28:55 UTC 2021

In citation pronunciation, as heard in talking dictionaries, the letter "t" is spoken as typical ~t.  Word frequency in text data show that this phonetic ~t is 7% of all the phonemes in general text.  But letter "t" at the end of words is mostly glottalized in US and UK common speech.  To realize this, this analysis finds that ending "t" is 30% of all "phonetic ~t's" in print or 2.1% of all phonemes in print, making it 20th most frequent out of the 40 US English phonemes.  See phoneme ranking at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBmjlQAOrXM  This number is probably bigger because ~t is glottalized at the end of syllables (e.g. "commitment = ~kummi'min' where apostrophe = glottal stop in truespel).  See ending "t" analysis at https://justpaste.it/endingt
10k-word phoneme frequency analysis of US English<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBmjlQAOrXM>
This video lists the top 10,281 most frequent words of US English as counted by Collins Cobuild. This is about 95% of all the words on a typical text page. ...

Tom Zurinskas,  Originally from SW Conn 20 yrs,  college NE Tenn 3,  work SE NJ  33,  resides SE Florida 18...  truespel.com

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