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10.4 Fix IPA pronunciations in Dictionary
Authored by: latelio on Aug 29, '05 12:05:38PM

well, there are several ways of giving an explanation about how words are to be pronounced.
The Merriam-Webster does not use the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet), but a system which is considered to be easier to read for English speaking users.

The IPA is more useful for people who have to handle with several languages, as one symbol does correspond to one sound – in any language IPA is used. So /kat/ (for the animal) may be useful for English speakers, but /a/ does correspond rather to engl. LAS (Vegas) (as I pronounce it...) or spanish MADRE or german TAG.
The IPA symbol would rather be æ (a and e joint together as a ligature).



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