Talk:International Phonetic Alphabet

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 Definition System of phonetic notation based on the Latin alphabet, devised by the International Phonetic Association as a standardized representation of the sounds of spoken language. [d] [e]
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Specially for Hayford - Ro Thorpe 13:21, 3 March 2008 (CST)

English and the IPA

Later we should emphasise that the IPA is for transcribing any language as spoken by neurologically and physically typical speakers (there's another one for transcribing speech problems); at the moment it's a bit English-centric, even though it was developed by British and French teachers from the English alphabet with some additions. It's also a little RP-centric; there are lots of other sounds used in other accents of English. John Stephenson 02:23, 3 April 2008 (CDT)