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So you want to know about Phonetics?? Start knowing. It's easy

So you want to know about Phonetics?? Start knowing. It's easy

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This is a short introduction on phonetics. Phonetics as we all know is complex to understand. This short essay wishes to help the learners to know the basics of phonetics quickly.
This is a short introduction on phonetics. Phonetics as we all know is complex to understand. This short essay wishes to help the learners to know the basics of phonetics quickly.

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PHONETICS : A SIMPLE INTRODUCTION Introduction: The secret behind human ability to speak amazed inquisitive minds for countless

of years. And out grew from this bewilderment a number of linguistics studies like phonetics, phonology, morphology, semantics etc. Phonetics is a discipline of linguistics that focuses on the study of the sounds used in speech. Generally, it is said that phonetics deals with physical and physiological aspects of speech production. Definition: Phonetics, the science devoted to the physical analysis of the sounds of human speech, including their production, transmission, and perception. A pure science connected to acoustics and anatomy, phonetics is concerned with the accurate description of speech sounds as sounds, rather than with the way languages divide sounds up into meaningful units (this being the domain of phonology). Origin: Although phonetics might seem like a relatively obscure area of study, it has a surprisingly long history. Approximately 2,500 years ago, ancient Indian grammarian Panini documented the articulation of consonants in his treatise on the Sanskrit language. Three main areas of phonetics: Within phonetics, there are three main areas of analysis: • Auditory Phonetics: The study of speech perception and how the brain forms perceptual representations of the input it receives during the course of communication. • Articulatory Phonetics: The study of the positions and movements of the lips, tongue, vocal tract, and other speech organs. • Acoustic Phonetics: The study of the properties of the sound waves and how they are perceived by the inner ear.

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