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Day: November 13, 2016
How does IPA keep up with the constant change of sounds in the languages?
Several ways to tackle this question. And it’s a very good question. Both consonants and vowels in the IPA are defined, not against a word of a language (they can indeed change), but against an articulatory gesture. Because people’s oral cavities are pretty much the same, that works. [ç] is defined as a Voiceless palatal […]