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Please tell me an easy way to understand and learn English Phenotics. Suggest some good websites or material that I can look in for.
How many vowel and consonant sounds are there in English language?
How many Alphabets are there?
I was told by my Trainer that there is only one.
Explanation: English language consists of 26 letters. A- Z is an Alphabet.
Please tell me if the above explanation is true.
Thank you in advance!
Some dialects use more, and some teaching schemes prefer to use fewer; for example, New Cutting Edge (Upper Int.) comes with a CD that contains an interactive table that has only 43.
Am Eng is a whole nother thing. Most of the consonant sounds are similar, but few if any of the vowel sounds (which are close enough, but distinctive).
Is this the one?
Phonemic chart | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC
[Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it's not a list of all English sounds]
Wikipedia:IPA for English - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This one has a printable pdf. chart:
The sounds of English and the International Phonetic Alphabet | Antimoon.com
IPA chart for English dialects - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Last edited by Raymott; 21-Jul-2010 at 02:06.