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Vocograms are subdivided into 30 boxes, where the appropriate markers are placed according to the shape imparted to the lips. 7-8. It is also true that the vowel orograms (in the miniature vocogram part) also contain circular or square markers according to the lip position. 27). 27). Besides the shape of the markers, their content and shading are also important. ∑ite markers (where the normal shape is not filled in by any shading) represent unstressed vocoids, such as English (È), or for example those represented by >o≥ in the following Italian examples: poiché˚ grido (pøi'ke, 'gri:dø) (or possibly, in certain languages, half-stressed vocoids, but not fully stressed ones).

In fact, those who fail to perceive it accuse phonetics of being cold, dry, incomprehensible, di‚cult, and useless to boot. Instead, it is extremely useful, which is fundamental, and fun as well! Vocograms are subdivided into 30 boxes, where the appropriate markers are placed according to the shape imparted to the lips. 7-8. It is also true that the vowel orograms (in the miniature vocogram part) also contain circular or square markers according to the lip position. 27). 27). Besides the shape of the markers, their content and shading are also important.

In fact, the necessary answers, verifications, and connections, as well as new perspectives, can be found in the general index (contents) and in the analytical index (index), by flipping through the chapters and the sections, and by paying attention to the tables, the lists of symbols, and the groups of figures. ˛e major categories are, of course, vowels, consonants, intonation, other prosodic traits (stress, pitch, duration/length), and paraphonics. It would be complicated –and probably useless– to try to re-explain these matters in a general synthesis (probably too compressed and complex).

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