Question by  Kelly12 (23)

What use is a phonetic dictionary?

They already tell you how to pronounce the word in a regular dictionary.


Answer by  MelvinVanhorn (826)

Oh really? Guess you're right. Or maybe some people can't figure out how to use the tools provided and actually have to hear the word being said. That's like saying movies aren't useful because everything can be visually described. We are working in two entirely different mediums here. So there.


Answer by  timeismoney (994)

Phonemes are word sounds. Thus, a phonetic dictionary provides information as to how words are pronounced. This can be particularly useful for someone giving a speech when they have been reading about certain unfamiliar words, but do not know if they are pronouncing those words accurately.

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