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Interactive IPA Chart

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For those you did not know:

 

"The International Phonetic Alphabet (abbreviated IPA) is an alphabetic system of phonetic notation based on the Latin alphabet. It was devised by the International Phonetic Association as a standardized representation of the sounds of oral language. The IPA is used by lexicographers, foreign language students and teachers, linguists, speech-language pathologists, singers, actors, constructed language creators, and translators."

 

Here I share an interactive IPA Chart. Clicking on a symbol you can hear the corresponding sound. It is very helpful and intuitive. I hope this enlightens many of your queries.

 

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The Vowel Sounds in Received Pronunciation - Phonetics

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In In phonetics, a vowel is a sound in spoken language, such as an English ah! [ɑː] or oh! [əʊ], pronounced with an open vocal tract so that there is no build-up of air pressure at any point above the glottis. This contrasts with consonants, such as English sh! [ʃː], there is a constriction or closure at some point along the vocal tract. A vowel is also understood to be syllabic: an equivalent open but non-syllabic sound is called a semivowel.

 

Basic vowel sounds are explained and exemplified in this video above.

 

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Hugh Laurie: the British accent vs the American

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Hugh Laurie paid a house call to Ellen, and they played an exciting game of American slang versus English slang. It was fun.


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English Pronunciation for Spanish Speakers

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The following remarks deal with the problems which native speakers of Spanish are likely to experience with the English vowels. The type of English referred to is the General British pronunciation (“GB”) and not the General American variety from which it has a small number of notable differences.


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Tongue twister!

Tongue twister! | Phonetics | Scoop.it
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Now... let's practice! 

 

The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.


Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?


I scream, you scream, we all scream for icecream!


Eleven benevolent elephants


And the great challenge... How much wood could Chuck Woods' woodchuck chuck, if Chuck Woods' woodchuck could and would chuck wood? If Chuck Woods' woodchuck could and would chuck wood, how much wood could and would Chuck Woods' woodchuck chuck? Chuck Woods' woodchuck would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much wood as any woodchuck would, if a woodchuck could and would chuck wood.


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Has Beckham started talking posh? - YouTube

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Here, you can see how some people acquire a new accent to on purpose to actually change the public impression they make. 

 

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