Symbols and Spelling


(This will contain various transcription exercises in the PHON2 languages, including use of SAMPA symbols)

Practice in transcribing English words: click

Practice in identifying positions of Cardinal Vowels and English  Vowels: click

Labelling waveforms: an exercise that is useful for many purposes is putting phonetic symbols (labels) on to segments in speech recordings. This is done using one of the programs which we use for computer-based phonetic analysis. How to do this is explained in the Activity section of the unit on Acoustic Phonetics; you are advised to come back to this unit on Symbols and Spelling after you have learned how to use the Wasp program. When you are ready to try computer-based labelling, click here.