Phonetics
(5,660 words)

1. Introduction

Phonetics is the science of describing the speech sounds of a language. The focus in the following description of Arabic speech sounds is on articulatory and acoustic phonetics. The phonetic characteristics of the vowels, consonants, and syllables of the Arabic language are introduced and described. A brief discussion of the vocal …

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Salman H. Al-Ani, “Phonetics”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 20 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol3_0257>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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