Ordinary people who know nothing of phonetics or elocution have difficulties in understanding slow speech composed of perfect sounds, while they have no difficulty in comprehending an imperfect gabble if only the accent and rhythm are natural.
— Alexander Graham Bell

I'm aware now over the last 5 or 10 years that when you do an accent, you really have to kind of get down to the nitty gritty and go into the phonetics of it, if necessary. Find out not just the sounds but the rhythms and the music - or lack thereof - in a particular accent.
Brendan Gleeson phonetic quote

I knew all this Beatles music. I knew the songs phonetically. It was like my whole experience of that music was out of focus, and somebody put the perfect glasses on me, and all of a sudden I could see everything.
— Regina Spektor

I think to really be literate in nu shu you only need about 600 characters because it is phonetic. So you're able to then create many words out of one character.
— Lisa See

I could sing in English before I could understand it because I phonetically learned it from the musicals.
— phonetic quotation by Vanessa Paradis