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phonics vs. phonetics

[ fon-iks or, for 2, foh-niks ]
  1. a method of teaching reading and spelling based upon the phonetic interpretation of ordinary spelling.
  2. phonetics.
[ fuh-net-iks, foh- ]
  1. the science or study of speech sounds and their production, transmission, and reception, and their analysis, classification, and transcription.
  2. the phonetic system or the body of phonetic facts of a particular language.
  3. the symbols used to represent the speech sounds of a language.

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