No matter where you’re from, all our accents use similar sounds, but in different ways. And those sounds can be split into two categories, vowels & consonants.
In English, there are around 30 vowels and diphthongs (two vowels together) & about 25 regularly used consonants, but other languages can have up to 50 other, different sounds, many of which native English speakers have never heard or learned. Have a listen to me running through all the vowels and diphthongs of English:
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