Do you make as much use of the IPA symbols for consonants as you do for vowels?
Precise consonant symbols are equally necessary for achieving phonatory accuracy in the singing voice. How a singer handles voiced and unvoiced consonant phonemes helps determine the success of phrase direction and legato line. The consonant is as important as the vowel. Appendix III illustrates IPA symbols for most of them, with model words in several languages. In my teaching I draw particular attention to the need for skillful handling, in every musical phrase, of anticipatory consonants, single consonants, doubled consonants—both voiced and unvoiced—and the retention of their phonetic values. Relationships among properly articulated vowels and consonants are the very substance of good vocalism. Diction is not something that is added on as an overlay to voice technique; it is one of its chief determinants.