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If you are learning English phonetics, a useful thing to assist you in this, can also be to learn the phonetic spelling of sounds in English - on the BBC for example, they say there are 44 different sounds, although some have different opinions: "".

A very useful site for British English is here: "", where you can learn English phonetic spelling etc.. As regards American English, this site here: "" is very useful.

As for the benefit of learning the written symbols of the sounds, this means that if you look in a dictionary, you can read the phonetic spelling - English is "not phonetic", meaning that if you look at a word, unlike Japanese etc., you cannot always tell how to say it.

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