International Phonetic Alphabet

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A set of symbols, based on the Roman alphabet but supplemented with modified Roman letters and characters from other writing systems, designed for the representation of human speech sounds in all languages. The IPA, first published by the International Phonetic Association in 1888 and revised many times since then, is accepted as the standard phonetic alphabet almost universally except in the United States, where it is only slowly gaining acceptance. IPA abbrev.

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