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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.


Letter Capital Pronounce
aA
IPA Frequency Example
æ33.88%scalpel 
ə28.99%abandoned 
20.57%face 
ɑ5.03%bath 
ɛ3.47%stairs 
a2.75%ladder 
ɪ1.92%orange 
ɔ1.63%called 
ɒ1.23%watch 
ʌ0.54%appointment 
bB
IPA Frequency Example
b100.00%elbow 
cC
IPA Frequency Example
k77.19%continent 
s22.81%bicycle 
dD
IPA Frequency Example
d100.00%could 
eE
IPA Frequency Example
ɛ43.75%detective 
ɪ22.88%religion 
ə18.90%elevator 
i8.37%geography 
e4.39%engineer 
ɪə1.70%beer 
fF
IPA Frequency Example
f100.00%friend 
gG
IPA Frequency Example
ɡ62.93%leg 
27.65%vegetable 
ʒ4.48%judg
d͡ʒ4.19%charg
g0.75%grandmother 
hH
IPA Frequency Example
h100.00%horse 
iI
IPA Frequency Example
ɪ74.61%incongruous 
15.34%microwave 
i4.64%broccoli 
ə3.88%security 
j0.76%onion 
ʌɪ0.76%require 
jJ
IPA Frequency Example
87.62%judge 
d͡ʒ12.38%juice 
kK
IPA Frequency Example
k100.00%drink 
lL
IPA Frequency Example
l98.00%black 
ɫ1.39%beautiful 
əl0.60%cruel 
mM
IPA Frequency Example
m100.00%motor 
nN
IPA Frequency Example
n96.48%seventy 
ŋ3.52%uncle 
oO
IPA Frequency Example
ə30.58%crimso
ɒ26.97%bottom 
əʊ16.92%radio 
o6.88%sofa 
ʌ5.85%color 
ɔ5.28%oil 
ɑ5.11%photographer 
u1.55%sho
ʊ0.86%woman 
pP
IPA Frequency Example
p100.00%perfume 
qQ
IPA Frequency Example
rR
IPA Frequency Example
ɹ69.46%cr
r24.03%stretcher 
ə3.31%requir
əɹ3.20%security 
sS
IPA Frequency Example
s81.30%stairs 
z17.28%used 
ʃ0.74%sugar 
ʒ0.69%pleasure 
tT
IPA Frequency Example
t100.00%belt 
uU
IPA Frequency Example
ʌ48.46%judge 
ju19.51%pupil 
ə13.04%pleasure 
u7.19%prune 
5.44%security 
ʊ4.93%butcher 
ɪ1.44%biscuit 
vV
IPA Frequency Example
v100.00%violin 
wW
IPA Frequency Example
w95.39%would 
ʊ4.61%crowbar 
xX
IPA Frequency Example
ks84.92%ax
ɡ11.90%exit 
3.17%anxious 
yY
IPA Frequency Example
i69.47%thirty 
ɪ15.58%bicycle 
10.59%psychiatrist 
j4.36%lawyer 
zZ
IPA Frequency Example
z100.00%freezer 


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