Diction is how clearly the speaker says their words.
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What is the most difficult tongue twister?
According to the intraweb thingy, these two are candidates:
- Girl gargoyle, Guy gargoyle
- Irish wrist watch
But according to Guinness Book of World Records:
- The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick.
The weird stuff he is talking about (fricatives and the like) come from the IPA or International Phonetic Alphabet. IPA converts sounds into characters. Each character has only one sound it can make so once you learn the IPA, you can read it like a language and get every syllable and accent exact. Its great for actors learning a new dialect. Diction is making making sure each phoneme (the basic unit of language) gets its proper due.
|This is a general introduction to IPA. (My degree in communications is finally paying off!)|