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International Phonetic Alphabet

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A phonetic alphabet and diacritic modifiers sponsored by the International Phonetic Association to provide a uniform and universally understood system for transcribing the speech sounds of all languages.

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  • proper noun A standardized set of symbols for representing the sounds of human speech.

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Examples

  • That means creating a written form of the language, which the researchers do using what is known as the International Phonetic Alphabet.

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  • In the same domain, SLIPA is a very interesting attempts at using International Phonetic Alphabet characters that can all be represented using Unicode.

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  • This is a nice example of why the International Phonetic Alphabet should be taught in schools.

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  • The alphabet is identical to the International Alphabet alfa, bravo… and the International Phonetic Alphabet, except that the few strange IPA letters have been substituted by popular Latin alphabet letters.

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  • The alphabet is identical to the International Alphabet alfa, bravo… and the International Phonetic Alphabet, except that the few strange IPA letters have been substituted by popular Latin alphabet letters.

    English spelling reform | Linguism | Language Blog

  • The term was adopted by 19th-century Germanic philologists to identify similar sounds in Indo-European languages, and the symbol was included in the International Phonetic Alphabet when this was devised in the 1880s.

    On schwa

  • The term was adopted by 19th-century Germanic philologists to identify similar sounds in Indo-European languages, and the symbol was included in the International Phonetic Alphabet when this was devised in the 1880s.

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  • To make it possible to communicate sounds taken from all manner of other languages including click languages, she has also devised a phonetic system that is arguably more versatile than the International Phonetic Alphabet.

    languagehat.com: EARTH LANGUAGE.

  • So, contrary to general practice except in learner's dictionaries, they decided to supply an Australian pronunciation, with variants, for every headword entry, using a suitable version of the International Phonetic Alphabet.

    languagehat.com: TRAI(T).

  • The symbols within the square brackets [] is the pronunciation as indicated by the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).

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