This is a completely imaginary conversation. No characters in the convo are based on real people – I’m just bored and imagining conversations I might have with editors…
Editor: So, do you have any suggestions for the pronunciation stage? We were thinking of, maybe, catenation.
Me: Right. Okay, I can do that. If it appears in the listening text I mean.
Editor: What do you mean?
Me: Well, just… if catenation is a feature of the text. Like, if catenation is actually used by the speakers in the dialogue.
Editor: Well… it will be. If we decide it’s the main pronunciation point for this spread then…
Me: Hang on, can we back up a bit here? Aren’t we doing things backwards? (more…)