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Not too easy. Not too difficult.
As a linguistics major, this course is one of the core requirements to complete. Aside from being a requirement, however, it's a fun and informative class. You get to learn how to articulate all of the linguistic sounds in the worlds' languages and you also learn how the vocal tract works to produce all of the sounds we speak.
I really enjoyed transcribing short recordings and seeing how differently people of one language can speak (dialects, accents, etc). I learned about all of the different types of sounds and how they are produced as well as the physics that goes on in the vocal tract while speaking.
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Advice for students:
Make sure to really know the IPA chart and the different identifiers of sounds such as the manner and point of articulation. This will help when they teach about the physics of producing sounds since the vocal tract acts differently depending on the sound being produced. Study!