International Phonetic Alphabet
The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a system of sound representation that consistently and unambiguously sets a one-to-one correspondence between sounds and symbols. For example the symbol [s] always corresponds to a voiceless alveolar fricative; in turn, a voiceless alveolar fricative is always represented by a [s]. A full chart of the IPA can be found at the first wikipedia link below.
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- Wikipedia page on the IPA
- Wikipedia Key to pronouncing the IPA