International Phonetic Alphabet(redirected from IPA language)
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International Phonetic Alphabet[‚in·tər¦nah·ən·əl phə¦ned·ik ′al·fə‚bet]
A phonetic transcription system the purpose of which is to represent with graphic symbols the distinctive sounds of human speech, regardless of language.
International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
The internationally agreed system of code words identifying an alphabet and numbers, so as to avoid ambiguity during reception. See phonetic alphabets.