Phonology is the study of the sounds of languages. To study these sounds, we need to use symbols to represent them. The International Phonetic Association (IPA) has created an International Phonetic Alphabet that represents the sounds of languages; of which, all the sounds of Cajun French are represented. The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is used on this website. The symbols that you will see in the following sections are those of the IPA and each symbol represents one sound only.