Monday, April 28, 2014

Phonetic symbols for English:


This is the standard set of phonemic symbols for English (RP and similar accents).
Consonants
p
pen, copy, happen
b
back, baby, job
t
tea, tight, button
d
day, ladder, odd
k
key, clock, school
g
get, giggle, ghost
church, match, nature
judge, age, soldier
f
fat, coffee, rough, photo
v
view, heavy, move
θ
thing, author, path
ð
this, other, smooth
s
soon, cease, sister
z
zero, music, roses, buzz
ʃ
ship, sure, national
ʒ
pleasure, vision
h
hot, whole, ahead
m
more, hammer, sum
n
nice, know, funny, sun
ŋ
ring, anger, thanks, sung
l
light, valley, feel
r
right, wrong, sorry, arrange
j
yet, use, beauty, few
w
wet, one, when, queen
ʔ
(glottal stop)
department, football
Vowels
ɪ
kit, bid, hymn, minute
e
dress, bed, head, many
æ
trap, bad
ɒ
lot, odd, wash
ʌ
strut, mud, love, blood
ʊ
foot, good, put
fleece, sea, machine
face, day, break
price, high, try
ɔɪ
choice, boy
goose, two, blue, group
əʊ
goat, show, no
mouth, now
ɪə
near, here, weary
square. fair, various
ɑː
start, father
ɔː
thought, law, north, war
ʊə
poor, jury, cure
ɜː
nurse, stir, learn, refer
ə
about, common, standard
i
happy, radiate. glorious
u
thank you, influence, situation
suddenly, cotton
middle, metal
ˈ
(stress mark)