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Quick Guide to IPA Vowels

The International Phonetic Alphabet is used to specify sounds, or to help translate between languages with different alphabets. There’s lots of information out there on how to use it, but if you’re looking for a quick reference, this is it. (Part 2 of 2)

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Quick Guide to IPA Consonants

The International Phonetic Alphabet is used to specify sounds, or to help translate between languages with different alphabets. There’s lots of information out there on how to use it, but if you’re looking for a quick reference, this is it. (Part 1 of 2)

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The English Alphabet is Confusing

While our alphabet has only 26 letters, it has about 40 unique sounds.  There’s a lot of different sound-spelling combinations to remember, which makes spelling and pronunciation difficult for non-native speakers.

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