Sounding Better

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ISBN-10 9066752769 ISBN-13 9789066752764
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  • 1 Some basic essentials

  • Phonemes: the smallest phonetic unit in language that is capable of conveying  a distinction in meaning, mat or bat.

    Allophones: variant of a phoneme which does not change the meaning od the word.

    Phonemic transcription: a trasncription that only indicates phonemes inside slant brackets //.

    Phonetic transcription: a transcription showing more detailed allophonic distinctions enclosed by square brackets [ ].

    Received Pronunciation = RP: BBC English (Algemeen Beschaafd Engels)
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