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What is Phonetics?
- Phonetics (from the Greek word phone = sound/voice) is the study of speech sounds (voice).
- It is concerned with the actual nature of the sounds and their production.
- Phonology, which operates at the level of sound systems and linguistic units (such as phonemes and distinctive features).
- In phonology, a diphthong , (also gliding vowel )
- Literally "two sounds" or "two tones") refers to two adjacent vowel sounds occurring within the same syllable.
- Ex: [sounds] eye, oy, air