Phonetics is physical pronunciation. Phonetics teaches you how to use your articulators to pronounce letter sounds.
What happens when you pronounce letters together to make words? What happens when you pronounce words together to make sentences?
Are the sounds that we make when we pronounce words and sentences all phonetic sounds?
Is pronouncing words and sentences all phonetic or is there something more?
We pronounce words and sentences to tell other people who we are, what we do, and how we feel. We pronounce words and sentences to describe our lives and the world around us. We pronounce words and sentences with emotion, life, attitude, belief, and meaning in our voice.
Phonetics = Air Control
Prosody = Energy Control
Different societies and different cultures have different ways of controlling energy to add emotion and meaning to spoken words.
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July 28, 2012