An example of phonetics is how the letter "b" in the word "bed" is spoken - you start out with your lips together. Then, air from your lungs is forced over your vocal chords, which begin to vibrate and make noise. The air then escapes through your lips as they part suddenly, which results in a "b" sound.
An example of phonetics is the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), which standardizes the pronunciation of words from any language so that anyone reading any word in any language can pronounce it properly.
The phonetics of English.
Origin of phonetics
- phonetic +"Ž -ics