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    student

    Hello,

    I am trying to understand how phonetics alphabet works. I have quite problem about -th sound.
    There are two different symbols in the phonetics alphabet depending on the sound you make. For instance differences as in thin/these..

    If you know the pronounciation of these words (thin/these) then you can understand which symbols need to use however, if you come across with a word that you have not heard it before how can you understand which symbols of -th you need to use?

    I'd really be very happy if you can reply my questions.

    Regards,

    tria

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    Re: student

    Hello Tria

    If I come across a word that I haven't heard before, I look up its pronunciation in a dictionary.

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