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IPA Pronunciation Keys

Compiled by  Sam C. Chan
 

Last Updated: August 27, 2007

Consonants
/b/ boy, baby, rob
/d/ do, ladder, bed
/dʒ/ jump, budget, age
/f/ food, offer, safe
/g/ get, bigger, dog
/h/ happy, ahead
/k/ can, speaker, stick
/l/ let, follow, still
/m/ make, summer, time
/n/ no, dinner, thin
/ŋ/ singer, think, long
/p/ put, apple, cup
/r/ run, marry, far, store
/s/ sit, city, passing, face
/ʃ/ she, station, push
/t/ top, better, cat
/tʃ/ church, watching, nature
/θ/ thirsty, nothing, math
// this, mother, breathe
/v/ very, seven, love
/w/ wear, away
/ʰw/ where, somewhat
/y/ yes, onion
/z/ zoo, easy, buzz
/ʒ/ measure, television, beige
 
Vowels
// apple, can, hat
/eɪ/ aid, hate, day
/ɑ/ arm, father, aha
/ɛər/ air, careful, wear
/ɔ/ all, or, talk, lost, saw
/aʊər/ hour
/ɛ/ ever, head, get
/i/ eat, see, need
/ɪər/ ear, hero, beer
/ər/ teacher, afterward, murderer
/ɜr/ early, bird, stirring
/ɪ/ it, big, finishes
/aɪ/ I, ice, hide, deny
/aɪər/ fire, tired
/ɒ/ odd, hot, waffle
/oʊ/ owe, road, below
/u/ ooze, food, soup, sue
/ʊ/ good, book, put
/ɔɪ/ oil, choice, toy
/aʊ/ out, loud, how
/ʌ/ up, mother, mud
/ə/ about, animal, problem, circus

Non-English Sounds
/a / Fr. ami
/ə/ Fr. oeuvre
// Fr. feu, Ger. schn
/r / Fr. au revoir,Yiddish rebbe
// Fr. tu, Ger.ber
/x/ Scot. loch, Ger. ach or ich
 
Sample Nasalized sounds
/ɛ/ Fr. bien
/ɑ/ Fr. croissant
/ɔ/ Fr. bon
// Fr. parfum
/i/ Port. Prīncipe
/ɪ/ Port. linguia
 

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