Move the pointer over the row and column headings to see descriptions of the manners and places of articulation. Then click on the IPA symbols for each English sound to open a popup window with sample words and transcriptions.

Consonants

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  Bilabial Labiodental Dental Alveolar Postalveolar Palatal Velar Glotal
(Oral) Stop p b         t d         k g ʔ  
(Nasal) Stop   m           n           ŋ    
Tap or Flap               ɾ                
Affricate                            
Fricative     f v θ s z ʃ ʒ         h  
Approximant   w           ɹ       j   w    
Lateral
approximant
              l                
  Bilabial Labiodental Dental Alveolar Postalveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyngeal Glotal
(Oral) Stop p b         t d     ʈ ɖ c ɟ k g q ɢ     ʔ  
(Nasal) Stop   m   ɱ       n       ɳ   ɲ   ŋ   ɴ        
Trill   ʙ           r                   ʀ        
Tap or Flap               ɾ       ɽ                    
Affricate                                        
Fricative ɸ β f v θ s z ʃ ʒ ʂ ʐ ʝ x ɣ χ ʁ ħ ʕ h ɦ
Lateral
fricative
            ɬ ɮ                            
Approximant   ʋ w           ɹ       ɻ   j   ɰ w            
Lateral
approximant
              l       ɭ   ʎ   ʟ            

 

Vowels

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The arrangement of the vowel sounds in the chart below reflects the IPA standard. Rounded and unrounded pairs are represented as: Unrounded • Rounded. For this class, you should learn the terms used to describe the vowel sounds of English.

  Front   Central   Back
High i • y   ɨ • ʉ   ɯ • u
    ɪ • ʏ   ʊ  
Mid-high e • ø   ɘ • ɵ   ɤ • o
      ə    
Mid-low ɛ • œ   ɜ • ɞ   ʌ • ɔ
    ɐ    
Low a • ɶ       ɑ • ɒ