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A Guide to English Phonetics
Have you ever wondered when looking in a dictionary what the funny little symbols that appear next to the words mean? They are phonetic symbols, a guide to pronunciation, however you need to know the sound associated with the symbols in order to build up the sound of the word.
To help you I have developed this simple guide to the most common symbols. Click on the button to hear the individual sound associated with that particular symbol, then click on the word to hear the sound as it is used in a common word.
To listen to all the sounds click on the small arrow and a nifty little player will appear.