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    Question Pronunciation

    Hello

    What are the names of phonetic symbols?
    I only know the "schwa"

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    Re: Pronunciation

    Very few phonetic symbols have names.

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    Re: Pronunciation

    Thank you but I feel like I know nothing about english when I try to describe the symbol to the person infront of me
    The face he makes at me feels me disappointed

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    Re: Pronunciation

    Some symbols do have names. Some are just letters from various alphabets. From the Latin alphabet:

    m em
    t tee

    From the Greek alphabet

    θ theta

    From the Old English Latin alphabet:

    eth
    ash

    But there are others that have names.

    ʒ ezh
    ʃ esh
    ŋ eng
    ʌ turned v
    ɔ open o

    Search Wikipedia if you want a more complete list.

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    Re: Pronunciation

    Thank you for the information and I will be searching the wikipedia
    Ria

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