In dictionaries you'll often see a pronunciation guide next to words like (bakery would be beɪkəri). Are there different standards of these pronunciation guides? Also, where can I learn how to understand the pronunciation guide?
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The pronunciation is normally given using the International Phonetic Alphabet, but some other pronunciation guides are also used. For English, it is used also the Pronunciation respelling for English; other languages will adopt a similar system that is specific for the language, differently from the IPA that can be used for any languages.