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By Peter Ladefoged

Phonetics is so comprehensible with A direction IN PHONETICS and its CD! This best-selling textual content will get undergraduates painlessly into the subdiscipline of phonetics. Attuning your ear and practising speech sounds is simple with the CD-ROM; over 4,000 audio documents contain many types of English and virtually a hundred different languages. The CD additionally comprises fabric for each chapter--recordings of phrases within the tables and function exercises--and maps with hyperlinks to sounds of the languages spoken in a variety of parts of the realm.

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In here, hair, hire, these speakers may use vowels similar to those in he, head, high respectively, but in each case with a following [ r ]. Most speakers of British English distinguish these words by using different diphthongs—movements from one vowel to another within a single syllable. 2 1 2 i I eI ” œ A A O Á oÁ u Ø ∏± aI aÁ OI Ir ”r aIr i I eI ” œ A Å O Á EÁ u Ø ∏ aI aÁ OI IE ”E aE Symbols for transcribing contrasting vowels in English. Column 1 applies to many speakers of American English, Column 2 to most speakers of British English.

The vowel in boy [ bOI ] is a combination of the sound [ O ] as in bawd and [ I ] as in hid. o o o o o Copyright 2010 Cengage Learning, Inc. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. 2 with one of the other vowels followed by [ r ], while most British English speakers have additional diphthongs in these words. In each case, the end of the diphthong is [ E ], the same symbol we used for the beginning of the diphthong in hoe for most British English speakers.

You should be able to hear a change in pitch, although, in one sense, the pitch of all of them is just that of the low, creaky voice. When saying the vowels in the order heed, hid, head, had, you can hear a sound that steadily increases in pitch by approximately equal steps with each vowel. Now say the vowels in hod, hood, who’d in a creaky voice. These three vowels have overtones with a steadily decreasing pitch. You can hear Peter Ladefoged saying the vowels in the words heed, hid, head, had, hod, hawed, hood, who’d in his British accent on the CD.

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