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International Phonetic Alphabet

Syllabification: In·ter·na·tion·al Pho·net·ic Al·pha·bet
(abbreviation: IPA)
An internationally recognized set of phonetic symbols developed in the late 19th century, based on the principle of strict one-to-one correspondence between sounds and symbols.
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  • Phonetics now has an International Phonetic Alphabet, with agreed parameters, but this is still far from true of wine terminology.

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