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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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