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Pronunciation

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Vowels
US (11)
UK (12)
Name
US
UK
i
ɪ / iy
ɛ
æ
ɑ / a

ɔ
ʊ
u
ʌ
ə
ɚ (ər) / ɝ (ɜr) / ɝ:

i:
ɪ
e
æ
ɑ:
ɒ
ɔ:
ʊ
u:
ʌ
ə
ɜ:

ai
Unicode lax I / lax close front unrounded
open e (IPA epsilon) / open-mid front unrounded
Ash / raised open front unrounded
open a / open back unrounded | ei
upsode down a (rounded a) / open back rounded
Open o / open-mid back rounded
IPA Lax u (upside down omega) / lax close back rounded
yu
central vowel carot / open-mid back unrounded
schwa
rhotic schwa / rhotacized schwa | rhotacized open-mid central
| open-mid central / backwards epsilon
meet
cabbage
met
plan
car

bought
full
June
Sun
carrot
shirt

meet
cabbage
met
plan
car
not
bought
full
June
Sun
carrot
shirt

Diphthongues
US (14)
UK (10)
US
UK
eɪ / ey



ɔɪ
ɪr
ɛr / ər
ɑr
ɔr
ʊr
ɪɚ / aɪr
ʊɚ / aʊr
əl
ən

əʊ


ɔɪ
ɪə

ɑ:
ɔ:
ʊə
aɪə
aʊə


plane
note
wine
town
toy
ear
care
car
short
poor
fire
sour
bottle
button
plane
note
wine
town
toy
ear
care


poor
fire
sour


Consonants
US (28)
UK (24/25)
Name
US
UK
p
b
t


t
d
d
ʧ / č
ʤ / dž
θ
ð
s
z
ʃ / š
ʒ
k
g
f
v
h
m
n
ŋ
w
l
r
y / j

p
b
t



d

ʧ
ʤ
θ
ð
s
z
ʃ
ʒ
k
g
f
v
h
m
n
ŋ
w
l
r
j
x
pi
bi
ti
ti (voiced like a quick 'd')
ti (glottal stop)
ti (dropped)
di
di (dropped)
vl postalveolar affricate | c hachek
vd postalveolar affricate | dz hachek
vl dental fricative
vd postalveolar affricate
ɛs
zi (US) / zɛd (CAN & UK)
IPA long esh (Unicode)/ vl postalveolar fricative | s hachek
IPA long ezh / vd postalveolar fricative
kei
ʤi
ɛf
vi
eiʧ
ɛm
ɛn
engma / vd velar nasal
dʎbəlyu
ɛl
ɑr
superscript y | Unicode superscript j / lax close front rounded
Chi (uvular fricative) / vl uvular fricative
pack
back
town
butter
button
restless
down
grandfather
cheap
jeep
arthur
mother
rice
rise
sheep
measure
kate
gate
few
view
hear
some
sun
sung
we're
flies
fries
year

pack
back
town



down

cheap
jeep
arthur
mother
rice
rise
sheep

kate
gate
few
view
hear
some
sun
sung
we're
flies
fries
year
loch



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Vowel Frequency
Vowel
Freqeuncy (%)
ə
ɪ
i
ɛ
ɑ / ɒ
æ

ʌ
eɪ / ey

u
ɚ

ʊ
ɔɪ
34.5%
9.7%
9.6%
6.9&
6.7%
6.6%
5.6%
4.9%
4.3%
4.1%
3.3%
2.2%
1.2%
1.1%
0.2%



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