Pronunciation refers to:
* the way a word or a
languageis 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 or voice disorder
Syllables are counted as units of sound (
phones) that they use in their language. The branch of linguisticswhich studies these units of sound is phonetics. Phones which play the same role are grouped together into classes called phonemes; the study of these is phonemics or phonematics or phonology.
International Phonetic Alphabet- notational standard for the phonetic representationof all languages
List of words of disputed pronunciation
* [http://www.bl.uk/learning/langlit/sounds/ Sounds Familiar?] — Listen to examples of regional accents and dialects from across the UK on the British Library's 'Sounds Familiar' website
* [http://www.howjsay.com Howjsay] — Enter a word to hear it spoken. About 100,000 words in British English with alternative pronunciations.
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