Questions tagged [phonetic-alphabets]

Questions about systems to represent speech sounds in writing, e.g. the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). These transcription systems may cover individual words or longer speech segments (sentences, entire conversations, ...).

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Must we start teaching reading and writing with the Alphabet?

It is common practice to start with the Alphabet of a language while teaching reading and writing. But some linguists I know say that we need not begin with the Alphabet but ...
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What's the name of this non-IPA phonetic notation?

In The Free Dictionary you usually see definitions extracted from several sources. Usually the first one uses a phonetic notation which is unknown to me. What's the name of that phonetic notation ...