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Is there a difference between the pronunciation in UK and the US for words with the same phonemes?

Yes. This is the difference between phonemic and phonetic analysis. A particular phoneme such as /ʌ/ might be produced in different ways by different speakers, or in different ways by the same ...
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Is the PER in Experience pronounced PEER or PIR?

I can think of two possible issues at play here. One issue is a difference in pronunciation between British RP ("Received Pronunciation", which is considered the standard pronunciation among ...
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How to use the IPA chart?

Oh I think I've solved the problem ! Not the introduction but they've written it in the back cover about following the IPA format. Though it might seem difficult to understand the actual sounds from ...
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Aspirated voiceless plosives after consonants at the end of words

That rule is not true, but is kinda close. A bit of linguistic expansion first. In English, there are three allophones of each of /p/ /t/ and /k/, being: "aspirated" [ph] "unaspirated&...
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Does a voiceless consonant always become voiced when between 2 vowels?

No. The voiceless consonants are Ch, F, K, P, S, Sh, T, and Th, and most do not change in pronunciation. "T" is the exception.
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Phonemic vs. phonetic notation: /m/ in mass vs. symphony

Probably [ˈsɪɱ.fə.ni] according to: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/symphony https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voiced_labiodental_nasal#occurance The ɱ character represents the voiced labiodental nasal. ...
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Can the "ee" sound be pronounced as "ay" in songs

It's very common for singers to pronounce /i:/ ("ee") sound like /ej/ ("ey", like the letter "a"). To give a few more examples off the top of my head: In the Metallica ...
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Which of the two different pronunciations of /z/ is correct?

Different websites use different pronunciation conventions to represent the phonemes of English; some pronounce a vowel after consonants while others don't (as @Kate Bunting said). Some consonants (...
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Which of the two different pronunciations of /z/ is correct?

You will notice that both charts represent the sounds of B and D as 'bə' and 'də' (with the 'schwa' or indeterminate vowel sound), because it's virtually impossible to pronounce a consonant without a ...
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