IPA basics for singers
Let me quote www.wikipedia.org for a correct definition of the IPA:
»The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a system of phonetic notation based primarily on the Latin alphabet, devised by the International Phonetic Association as a standardized representation of the sounds of spoken language. The IPA is used by foreign language students and teachers, linguists, speech pathologists and therapists, singers, actors, lexicographers, and translators.The IPA is designed to represent only those qualities of speech that are distinctive in spoken language: phonemes, intonation, and the separation of words and syllables. Occasionally symbols are added, removed, or modified by the International Phonetic Association. [...] As of 2008, there are 107 distinct letters, 52 diacritics, and four prosody marks in the IPA proper.«
For singers, the IPA is very useful when learning how to pronounce words in a foreign language. The correct pronounciation can be transcribed and reproduced very accurately thanks to this tool. It also enables you to read and pronounce phonetic transcriptions in dictionaries.
IPA basics for singers gives you all the necessary information about the IPA in order to be able to use it effectively in your daily work.
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