How can we track all of the sounds of language, exactly how we hear them? Why aren’t our regular writing systems up to the challenge? This week on The Ling Space, we talk about the International Phonetic Alphabet: what it is, why we need it, and how the charts are arranged. Plus, we made our own IPA charts!

We put a lot of work into this one, and we’re looking forward to hearing what you all have to say. ^_^

It was very cool watching simongannon do a new take on the IPA charts! 😀 We hope you like them, and we hope you love the episode as well!

I love the new IPA charts in this! Nice job.