Hi! Language learners and native speakers! I wonder if some of you are a learner or lover of Linguistics?
I'm trying to learn English Linguistics at the moment, and the Phonetics chapter overwhelms me very much. 😫 I really don't want to bother myself with the organs of speech, besides, there are so many terms that I don't know even they are written in my own language. There isn't a test about this chapter for me to pass, however, by skipping learning (actually, rough learning) the Phonetics, can I still learn/acquire Linguistics? I find it's irresponsible for not learning a subject entirely, the "being less professional" seems to be the only outcome for this.🤔😨
To those engaged in Linguistics, does it matter to continue learning when you are not as proficient in Phonetics? (Is it important to know how we physically sound?)