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The English Alphabet

This page shows the English alphabet, how to pronounce the letter individually, and how the letter takes on different pronunciations within words using the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) symbols. The frequency of occurrence of that pronunciation in a large collection of words is also shown, along with an example word. Use the Spelling exercise to train your ear to the sounds of English.

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Letter Capital Pronounce
aA
IPA Frequency Example
æ33.88%blanket 
ə28.99%canoe 
20.57%bracelet 
ɑ5.03%glass 
ɛ3.47%hair 
a2.75%ladder 
ɪ1.92%bandage 
ɔ1.63%talk 
ɒ1.23%watch 
ʌ0.54%appointment 
bB
IPA Frequency Example
b100.00%bean 
cC
IPA Frequency Example
k77.19%carrot 
s22.81%juic
dD
IPA Frequency Example
d100.00%dictionary 
eE
IPA Frequency Example
ɛ43.75%lettuce 
ɪ22.88%bucke
ə18.90%seventy 
i8.37%species 
e4.39%helicopter 
ɪə1.70%deer 
fF
IPA Frequency Example
f100.00%four 
gG
IPA Frequency Example
ɡ62.93%dog 
27.65%psychological 
ʒ4.48%judg
d͡ʒ4.19%energ
g0.75%grandmother 
hH
IPA Frequency Example
h100.00%handle 
iI
IPA Frequency Example
ɪ74.61%shi
15.34%spider 
i4.64%pedestrian 
ə3.88%security 
j0.76%onion 
ʌɪ0.76%require 
jJ
IPA Frequency Example
87.62%jeans 
d͡ʒ12.38%jaw 
kK
IPA Frequency Example
k100.00%mask 
lL
IPA Frequency Example
l98.00%believe 
ɫ1.39%beautiful 
əl0.60%real 
mM
IPA Frequency Example
m100.00%swim 
nN
IPA Frequency Example
n96.48%hunter 
ŋ3.52%blanket 
oO
IPA Frequency Example
ə30.58%crimso
ɒ26.97%fro
əʊ16.92%hold 
o6.88%potato 
ʌ5.85%tongue 
ɔ5.28%toilet 
ɑ5.11%stocking 
u1.55%sho
ʊ0.86%woman 
pP
IPA Frequency Example
p100.00%pig 
qQ
IPA Frequency Example
rR
IPA Frequency Example
ɹ69.46%ruler 
r24.03%trainer 
ə3.31%furnitur
əɹ3.20%security 
sS
IPA Frequency Example
s81.30%singer 
z17.28%newspaper 
ʃ0.74%sugar 
ʒ0.69%usually 
tT
IPA Frequency Example
t100.00%storm 
uU
IPA Frequency Example
ʌ48.46%puzzle 
ju19.51%musician 
ə13.04%luxury 
u7.19%ruler 
5.44%during 
ʊ4.93%sugar 
ɪ1.44%biscuit 
vV
IPA Frequency Example
v100.00%detectiv
wW
IPA Frequency Example
w95.39%wine 
ʊ4.61%crowbar 
xX
IPA Frequency Example
ks84.92%ax
ɡ11.90%exactly 
3.17%anxious 
yY
IPA Frequency Example
i69.47%nappy 
ɪ15.58%seventy 
10.59%why 
j4.36%lawyer 
zZ
IPA Frequency Example
z100.00%lizard