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Common sounds

This section covers advanced topics in phonetics (sounds) and phonology (systems of sounds).

What's in this section?[edit]

The parts of this section are:

  • Common sounds: Technical details that weren't covered in the Intermediate section, about sounds that were covered — things like gemination, diphthongs, and suprasegmentals.
  • Unusual sounds: Sounds that humans can produce, but that don't often occur in the world's languages, like clicks and pharyngeals.
  • Non-human phonologies: What kinds of phonetics and phonology might apply to a language whose speakers aren't human.
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