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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%dashboard 
ə28.99%pianist 
20.57%grape 
ɑ5.03%pajamas 
ɛ3.47%chair 
a2.75%handkerchief 
ɪ1.92%mountain 
ɔ1.63%talk 
ɒ1.23%watch 
ʌ0.54%appointment 
bB
IPA Frequency Example
b100.00%bay 
cC
IPA Frequency Example
k77.19%car 
s22.81%ric
dD
IPA Frequency Example
d100.00%cand
eE
IPA Frequency Example
ɛ43.75%architect 
ɪ22.88%serious 
ə18.90%kitche
i8.37%geography 
e4.39%engineer 
ɪə1.70%deer 
fF
IPA Frequency Example
f100.00%fan 
gG
IPA Frequency Example
ɡ62.93%drug 
27.65%refrigerator 
ʒ4.48%hedg
d͡ʒ4.19%charg
g0.75%grandmother 
hH
IPA Frequency Example
h100.00%home 
iI
IPA Frequency Example
ɪ74.61%artist 
15.34%tire 
i4.64%pedestrian 
ə3.88%anxious 
j0.76%onion 
ʌɪ0.76%require 
jJ
IPA Frequency Example
87.62%judge 
d͡ʒ12.38%juice 
kK
IPA Frequency Example
k100.00%desk 
lL
IPA Frequency Example
l98.00%lavender 
ɫ1.39%silver 
əl0.60%cruel 
mM
IPA Frequency Example
m100.00%animal 
nN
IPA Frequency Example
n96.48%canoe 
ŋ3.52%blanket 
oO
IPA Frequency Example
ə30.58%potato 
ɒ26.97%continent 
əʊ16.92%ocean 
o6.88%coconut 
ʌ5.85%so
ɔ5.28%point 
ɑ5.11%hospital 
u1.55%sho
ʊ0.86%woman 
pP
IPA Frequency Example
p100.00%plain 
qQ
IPA Frequency Example
rR
IPA Frequency Example
ɹ69.46%crib 
r24.03%photographer 
ə3.31%requir
əɹ3.20%during 
sS
IPA Frequency Example
s81.30%toaster 
z17.28%newspaper 
ʃ0.74%sugar 
ʒ0.69%usually 
tT
IPA Frequency Example
t100.00%motor 
uU
IPA Frequency Example
ʌ48.46%plu
ju19.51%usually 
ə13.04%pleasure 
u7.19%ruler 
5.44%during 
ʊ4.93%sugar 
ɪ1.44%guitar 
vV
IPA Frequency Example
v100.00%eleven 
wW
IPA Frequency Example
w95.39%weather 
ʊ4.61%crowbar 
xX
IPA Frequency Example
ks84.92%sixty 
ɡ11.90%exactly 
3.17%luxury 
yY
IPA Frequency Example
i69.47%beauty 
ɪ15.58%boy 
10.59%why 
j4.36%yellow 
zZ
IPA Frequency Example
z100.00%sneez


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