How to make pronunciation descriptions for learners.
"a" for 'eh-ah as in /cat, map, van.../
"a" for 'eh-ee as in /cake (k_k), pain (p_n), day (d_).../
"a" for ah as in /car, father, glass, dance, bath.../
"a" for aw as in /law (l_), caught (k_t), thought (th_t).../
"e" for eh as in /bed, bread (br_d), sweat (sw_t), health (h_lth).../
"e" for ee as in /bean (b_n), bee, piece (p_s), chief (ch_f), field (f_ld).../
"i" for 'ee-eh as in /bin, fin, win, busy (b_z_), building (b_ld_ng).../
"i" for 'ah-ee as in /wine (w_n), light (l_t), lie (l_), sky (sk_).../
Give us the rest of.
Begin your own explanation from a to u.
Above it should read: "use a standardized form of phonetic transcription"
Kirk got to it before me, so I must just say that I most wholly agree with what he has just said about the said subject.
The symbol of ei in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) looks to be pronounced as i, not a. Most symbols of this system are misunderstood by those people whose languages use these diphthongs but with different sounds.
I don't think the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is the most appropriate method to know the English sounds. By the way, I also think IPA has audio system, so if you don't guess the sounds, hear them.
I know sound symbols are a bit tricky.
Even tricky for native speakers who want to know how we learn whose language they don't have to.
<<The symbol of ei in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) looks to be pronounced as i, not a.>>
What? I don't know what you mean. It's vague unless you use an international standard phonetic transcription system that is commonly understood and agreed upon.
<<Most symbols of this system are misunderstood by those people whose languages use these diphthongs but with different sounds.>>
The point is that IPA isn't a spelling system. When transcribing phonetically or reading phonetic transcriptions you should forget about spelling, because IPA is for describing pronunciation in a commonly standardized way everyone can understand.
Yes, it's all said false about IPA from you. You lie to us. IPA isn't recognized so long. I've never seen it away from this internet website page. It looks made in Poland. I don't speak Polish to understand uncommon descriptions or symbols. I immediately listen the sounds. In fact, I don't have to. I just try to create a basic spelling sound description without weird symbols of some maker.
Great stuff, im gonna look into all that so i can understand all you intellectuals.
<<Great stuff, im gonna look into all that>>
If you have any questions about it, feel free to ask :)
These guys in the US are great in their quest to help learners of English.
Jim in York......YOU are an intellectual as well....so much so that your personal pronoun deserves capitalisation! I should know ...I've been to York several times (I was at Leeds uni).....cool people! ;-)
Great place York. Went there on a dig in '01 just down the road from the Minster and stayed at the uni.
Rudolph asked for simplicity, and he does have a point; may I suggest "aagh!" (as distinct from "ah") for the vowel used by the 300 million in the word "fast", and "air" (non-rhotically) for the one they use in "can't".
Could someone else do the other vowels please?
Herb, here are a few more:
O for the vowel sound in the first syllable in wOmen
0 for the vowel sound in b0ugh
o for the vowel sound in the rough
Thyme, you're making a nonsense description on purpose. Try to be more concerned with themes.
"a" for 'eh-ah as in /cat, map, van.../ not ah as in /cot, drop, gone.../
<Jim in York......YOU are an intellectual as well....so much so that your personal pronoun deserves capitalisation!>
<Great place York. Went there on a dig in '01 >
I know, ***I'm*** a lazy typist. Yeah York is great, I recently moved down from the Dales to a few miles out side. But i spent many a weekend of my teens on the Roman wall smoking a cheeky "jazz" cigarette. The one thing I can't believe is the amount of bones in the city, they're forever digging poor old Romans or Norse men up. So herb which were you digging? Where abouts as well?