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    Phonetics

    Dear teacher,

    i would like to know if the IPA (Phonetics) has anything to do with spelling, such as Plan --> Planning, or a car/ an apple?

    cheers

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    Re: Phonetics

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    Dear teacher,

    i would like to know if the IPA (Phonetics) has anything to do with spelling, such as Plan --> Planning, or a car/ an apple?

    cheers
    No, that's morphology - the different forms a word can take depending on its function, tense, etc.

    IPA is not phonetics.
    Phonetics is a branch of linguistics that deals with the sounds in a language.
    IPA is the International Phonetics Association that has invented a system of symbols for different sounds. The system is also sometimes called IPA.

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