The Language Sounds That Could Exist, But Don’t

Tom Scott
The International Phonetic Alphabet: one sound for each symbol, and one symbol for each sound. Except for the sounds we can’t make. Pull down the description for the references! MORE LANGUAGE FILES: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL96C35uN7xGLDEnHuhD7CTZES3KXFnwm0

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REFERENCES:

Harbeck, J. (2009). Presented at the 30th annual Editors’ Association of Canada conference, Toronto, June 6, 2009.

Algeo, J., & Pyles, T. (2004). The origins and development of the English language (5th ed.). Boston, Mass.: Thomson/Wadsworth.

Nicolaidis, Katerina (2005). “Approval of new IPA sound: the labiodental flap”. Journal of the International Phonetic Association. 35 (2): 261.

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