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The nature of phonology and phonetics

If we hear a unknown language for the first time, we perceive a stream of unid entifiable sounds , ie an auditory impression which we often use to make prejudged reactions about the language - eg English-speakers often find French romantic, sophisticated etc and German hard, gutteral, masculine etc)

Speech sounds are different from other sorts of vocal sounds (vocalisations) because they make regular, meaningful patterns. Speech is a series of meaningful sounds and silences .

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