I'm looking for a way to show the dotted eighth - sixteenth rhythm using a system of rhythmic symbols.
In standard notation, the rhythm looks like this:
In French, it is easy to teach this rhythm because we can say "saut-te" and then the name of whichever note follows, such as "noire".
In English, use the "1e&a" method of counting rhythms, and I find that the way this rhythm is represented using this system is ambiguous. Apparently in this system there is no difference between counting four sixteenths or counting a dotted eighth followed by a sixteenth.
So in desperation, I turned to the Orff system. This method of rhythmic solfege uses words to represent rhythms, such as "raspberry" to represent triplets, or "hippopotamus" for quintuplets. But still I can't find any examples of words to use with the dotted eighth-sixteenth-quarter rhythm.
What's in your experience the best and least ambiguous way using rhythmic syllables to count or sound out this rhythm?