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    Default The organization of the British phonetic chart

    Hi,

    I know that the British phonetic chart is divided into three parts: the monophtongs, the diphtongs and the consonants. But is there a reason why the monophtongs' part, for example, is organized the way it is? /i:/ is the first and then /ɪ/ and then...
    Are they organized arbitrarily?

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    Default Re: The organization of the British phonetic chart

    Which chart are you referring to?

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    Default Re: The organization of the British phonetic chart

    I mean the British phonetic chart that is divided into three parts. I can't include a picture, because I haven't reached 10 post yet.

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    Default Re: The organization of the British phonetic chart

    If you mean this chart, then the location of the symbol represents the height of the tongue and the part of it which is raised in the production of that vowel, in a stylised side view of the mouth.

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    Default Re: The organization of the British phonetic chart

    Thanks. I mean this: https:// (without space) encrypted-tbn0.gstatic dot com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRXnoK1d8qbdydirrn4fFuYiL-yS8rDdW5Otr0qutscziOYPu5Gcw

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    Default Re: The organization of the British phonetic chart

    Quote Originally Posted by angel-girl1 View Post
    Thanks. I mean this: https:// (without space) encrypted-tbn0.gstatic dot com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRXnoK1d8qbdydirrn4fFuYiL-yS8rDdW5Otr0qutscziOYPu5Gcw
    If you compare the first quarter of that chart (Adrian Underhill's) to the one I linked you to, you'll see that the former is a simplified representation of the latter.

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    Default Re: The organization of the British phonetic chart

    I appreciate your help.

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