Vowels and Consonants: An Introduction to the Sounds of by Peter Ladefoged

By Peter Ladefoged

This extraordinary advent to phonetics, with an accompanying CD, is ideal for a person who desires to find out about the sounds of language. Peter Ladefoged, one of many world's best phoneticians, descibes how languages use various varied sounds, lots of them really in contrast to any that ensue in recognized languages.

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