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Sounds of English

The phonetic symbols representing the vowel  sounds used in this book. 

ɪ      pit, kid, listen, it
e     bed, red, lead, fed
æ    Matt, cat, fat, land
a     fought, not, long
ʌ     n
ut, fun, up, shut
ə     
about, system, the
uː    food, Susana, shoe
ieː   eat, please, see

 

The phonetic symbols representing the dipthtong sounds used in this book. 

ey     eight, may, train
     flow, no, open
aɪ    right, why, I
     loud, cow, mouth

The phonetic symbols representing the consonant sounds used in this book. 

b        boy, liberal, object
p        pine, cap, apple
t         table, turn, cat
d        day, add, Daniel
h        hello, her, help
k        car, act, attack
g       get, agriculture, bag
f         graph, fire, after
v        very, every, expensive
θ       think, three, with, depth

ð       the, mother, feather
s        seven, special, system
z        zoo, places, as
ʃ        shy, mission, ashes
ʒ       pleasure, vision, occasion
t͡ʃ       chair, catch, etching
d͡ʒ     just, badge, jump

m      might, claim, Sam
n       never, planning, pen
ŋ       sing, hang, wrong

l        love, almond, ability
r        right, arrow, arm
y       yes, year, yesterday
w      we, water, power

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