Persian Pronunciation & Accents
Geo-social Applications of the Natural Phonetics & Tonetics Method
University of Venice
The principles of Natural Phonetics & Tonetics are applied to fully describe the pronunciation of Persian in a precise way never found in earlier treatises, not even by native phoneticians. It includes an introduction to the Natural Phonotonetics Method, which can be used for any other language, as well (without the sadly known limitations of official IPA).
The vowels, consonants, structures, and intonation of Persian are fully described and transcribed, with many examples of words, sentences, and conversations, in addition to the intonationally integrated IPA sample passage “The North Wind and the Sun”.
Different types of Persian pronunciation are described, including its mediatic and international variants. Other chapters provide its regional accents, some foreign accents, and diachronic stages, 26 concise language phonopses for easier comparisons, and the typical pronunciation of Persian by English-speaking people and that of English by Persian-speaking people. A short but useful phono-dictionary is also given.