The International Phonetic Alphabet

The IPA is a writing system used by linguists to communicate with each other. It is an international standard, promulgated by the International Phonetic Association, which provides symbols for all of the sounds that have been discovered in the world's languages. Dakelh is not normally written in IPA, but some materials prepared for the use of linguists have been written in IPA.

Here is a chart showing the IPA.

Chart of the International Phonetic Alphabet

To learn more about IPA, go to the web site of the International Phonetic Association.


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