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    Why is phonetics important and useful when learning and using English?

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    Re: phonetics!

    Because we don't perceive phonemes we are not aware of -- instead we perceive the sounds based on our own language. Phonetics study lets us become cognisant of what is actually pronounced in the target language -- allowing us for the first time to hear its sounds correctly, the first step in the processing of spoken language.

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