Learn the alphabet and phonetics

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Learn the alphabet and phonetics

As soon as you have decided to learn a new language, you should adopt the alphabet and the sounds of the letters as soon as you can. Try to find someone who speaks the language to help you, or look for online courses that offer CDs you can order. Once you have audible material, go over each letter slowly, one by one, until you can discern each sound when you hear it. If the alphabet is similar to that of your mother language, it won't be difficult to recognize the subtle changes in phonetics. However, if it is a completely new alphabet, you must immerse yourself in the pronunciation, be willing to change the position of your mouth, the tone of your voice, and memorize each different letter or dipthong (a combination of letters commonly used to create a phonetic sound) until you feel comfortable with the new vocal sensations.

   

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