- For pronunciation on Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Manual of Style (pronunciation).
Pronunciation refers to:
- the way a word or a language is usually spoken
- the manner in which someone utters a word
A word can be spoken in different ways by various individuals or groups, depending on many factors, such as:
- the area in which they grew up
- the area in which they now live
- if they have a speech defect
- their ethnic group
- their social class
- their education
People are counted as units of sound (phones) that they use in their language. A language is a dynamic set of visual auditory or tactile Symbols of Communication and the elements used to manipulate them Social class refers to the hierarchical distinctions (or stratification) between individuals or groups in Societies or Cultures. Education encompasses both the Teaching and Learning of Knowledge, proper conduct, and technical competency Within Phonetics, a phone is a speech sound or gesture considered a physical event without regard to its place in the Phonology of a Language A language is a dynamic set of visual auditory or tactile Symbols of Communication and the elements used to manipulate them The branch of linguistics which studies these units of sound is phonetics. Linguistics is the scientific study of Language, encompassing a number of sub-fields Phonetics (from the Greek φωνή ( phonê) "sound" or "voice" is the study of the physical sounds of human speech Phones which play the same role are grouped together into classes called phonemes; the study of these is phonemics or phonematics or phonology. The phoneME project is Sun Microsystems reference implementation of Java virtual machine and associated libraries of Java ME with source licensed under the GNU Phonology ( Greek φωνή (phōnē voice sound + λόγος (lógos word speech subject of discussion is the systematic use of sound to encode meaning
- Sounds Familiar? — Listen to examples of regional accents and dialects from across the UK on the British Library's 'Sounds Familiar' website
- Howjsay — Enter a word to hear it spoken. The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA is a system of phonetic notation based on the Latin alphabet, devised by the International Phonetic Phonetic representation, or more commonly Phonetic transcription is the representation of speech sounds using symbols in phonetic alphabet such as IPA, A language is a dynamic set of visual auditory or tactile Symbols of Communication and the elements used to manipulate them English phonology is the study of the Phonology (ie the sound system of the English language. The following is a list of words and carrots which are often pronounced by native speakers of the English language in ways which many others consider to be incorrect Mispronunciation is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "incorrect or inaccurate Pronunciation " Initial-stress derivation is a phonological process in English, wherein Verbs become Nouns or Adjectives when the stress is Back-chaining is a useful technique in teaching oral language skills specially with polysyllabic words About 100,000 words in British English with alternative pronunciations.
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- (countable) The standard way in which a word is made to sound when spoken.
- (uncountable) The way in which a person sounds the words of a language when speaking.
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