English Phonetics

Status
Not open for further replies.

HifaMo

Junior Member
Joined
Feb 20, 2013
Member Type
Student or Learner
Native Language
Arabic
Home Country
Morocco
Current Location
Morocco
Hi,

"It has been a long convention in English phonetics and phonology for the phoneme /r/ to be represented by the symbol “r”."
Narrow Phonetic Transcription - Azus Notes

I have learnt that phonetics studies all sounds of languages. So, there is no English phonetics or French Phonetics but English phonology, etc.

Correct me please.
 

BobK

Harmless drudge
Staff member
Joined
Jul 29, 2006
Member Type
English Teacher
Native Language
English
Home Country
UK
Current Location
UK
No. I think by your second-last sentence you mean '...the symbols agreed by the International Phonetic Association are designed to represent the sounds of all languages'. But those few symbols, with added diacritics, can represent a few thousand 'ideal' sounds. The human buccal tract is capable of producing an unlimited number.

Look up 'allophones'. English speakers represent the phonemes of English by producing various allophones. That process can be called 'English phonetics'.

I'm not sure what the first sentence means, but there is nothing wrong with the phrase 'English phonetics and phonology'.;-)

b
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top