“New” British "phonemics" chart versus USA accent and truespel
By Thomas Zurinskas 1-2-2015
The “new” British Council and BBC “phonemic” chart (as of Jan 2, 2015) is shown below, located at http://bit.ly/13MLm4P. The date is Dec 12, 2010. I assume the chart represents the International Phonetic Association (IPA) notation (London https://www.langsci.ucl.ac.uk/ipa/ ).
The chart lists the phonemes of British English. Click on each phoneme and you can hear it. Each phoneme has a drop down arrow that when clicked gives a list of sample words that when clicked are spoken in UK accent. I will discuss differences between UK and USA and IPA and truespel in my links below.
Picture of phoneme chart (Go to http://bit.ly/13MLm4P for audible links)
The chart has special symbols for 18 of 19 vowels/diphthongs and 6 of 24 consonants = 56%
Truespel has no special symbols, enabling easy typing, copy/paste, filenames, and spreadsheets.
Curiously, in the chart the letters “o” “c” “q” “x” are missing and letter “j” stands for the ~y sound.
Conclusion - the IPA is not practical anymore and should be replaced by English-based truespel phonetics.
Discussions My 5-minute discussions on the chart are at located these screenr.com sites
- Vowels - https://www.screenr.com/PAqN
- Diphthongs - https://www.screenr.com/iAqN
- Consonants - https://www.screenr.com/VAqN
On the need for truespel see http://justpaste.it/truespelnow
For teacher tutorials see http://justpaste.it/teachertrain .
For ESL’s or self- tutorials see http://justpaste.it/course2, or search on “truespel” at youtube.com .
Truespel books are at http://bit.ly/truebooks .