I doubt there is any such thing. Native English speakers rarely know IPA unless they are linguistics scholars.Hello everyone,
Recently I decided to improve my accent. Can we find famous books or movie scripts written in the IPA (lnternational Phonetic Alphabet)? Thank you very much in advance.
I listened to a fantasy audio book read by a British speaker in which both Law and Lore fit the context. The IPA book might not clear this up.For rhotic speakers, the book is about adventchas in wandaland.
The IPA Alphabet: How and Why You Should Learn the International Phonetic Alphabet (With Charts)I can barely read it. Should check these ipa books out one day.
IIPA can and is also used for phonemic transcriptions, not just phonetic transcriptions. Of course, some words still have different phonemes depending on the accent ("bath" with A like in "father" or with A like in "cat") but this is solved by having both a British and an American option. Other accents of English have more or less / exactly the same phonemes as one of these two.IPA represents sounds. English speakers in different places use different sounds. We call that "different accents". It is not just Britain, America, Australia and India. Even in the US, speakers from Boston, Texas and Georgia sound very different when they say the same words. You would need different IPA texts for these speakers.
Where can the definitions of the Merriam-Webster pronunciation symbols be found?I prefer using Merriam-Webster pronunciation symbols for English. They are easy enough that anyone can use them and they are flexible enough to adapt to different accents. For example long Ō in know, bone anyone can read the symbol and apply the precise local pronunciation of it they want, and once you get the hang of it you can write down any word easily. I find it hard to write in IPA on my own. If I write a word they way I think it should be pronounced it is almost always wrong when I check it. It's kind of mid-way between real English and a phonetic code.
No, you can't use it for another language, but it wasn't designed for that. It's perfect for English though. It's practical when looking up the pronunciation of words, and when you need to write out something phonetically.The Merriam-Webster symbols only work for the English language, and only for phonemic transcription. It can't be used to learn another accent.