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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%triangle 
ə28.99%neutra
20.57%rake 
ɑ5.03%bathroom 
ɛ3.47%carrot 
a2.75%handkerchief 
ɪ1.92%bandage 
ɔ1.63%salt 
ɒ1.23%dishwasher 
ʌ0.54%appointment 
bB
IPA Frequency Example
b100.00%wardrob
cC
IPA Frequency Example
k77.19%car 
s22.81%necklac
dD
IPA Frequency Example
d100.00%judge 
eE
IPA Frequency Example
ɛ43.75%energy 
ɪ22.88%bucke
ə18.90%elevator 
i8.37%geography 
e4.39%engineer 
ɪə1.70%zero 
fF
IPA Frequency Example
f100.00%favour 
gG
IPA Frequency Example
ɡ62.93%handbag 
27.65%vegetable 
ʒ4.48%judg
d͡ʒ4.19%energ
g0.75%grandmother 
hH
IPA Frequency Example
h100.00%horse 
iI
IPA Frequency Example
ɪ74.61%dishwasher 
15.34%fine 
i4.64%taxi 
ə3.88%cousi
j0.76%onion 
ʌɪ0.76%idea 
jJ
IPA Frequency Example
87.62%jeans 
d͡ʒ12.38%jazz 
kK
IPA Frequency Example
k100.00%sink 
lL
IPA Frequency Example
l98.00%lip 
ɫ1.39%silver 
əl0.60%cruel 
mM
IPA Frequency Example
m100.00%mouth 
nN
IPA Frequency Example
n96.48%musician 
ŋ3.52%pin
oO
IPA Frequency Example
ə30.58%petro
ɒ26.97%model 
əʊ16.92%wardrobe 
o6.88%piano 
ʌ5.85%tongue 
ɔ5.28%bo
ɑ5.11%photographer 
u1.55%cano
ʊ0.86%woman 
pP
IPA Frequency Example
p100.00%ship 
qQ
IPA Frequency Example
rR
IPA Frequency Example
ɹ69.46%refrigerator 
r24.03%reading 
ə3.31%flour 
əɹ3.20%during 
sS
IPA Frequency Example
s81.30%six 
z17.28%doesn't 
ʃ0.74%sugar 
ʒ0.69%pleasure 
tT
IPA Frequency Example
t100.00%gat
uU
IPA Frequency Example
ʌ48.46%duck 
ju19.51%tissu
ə13.04%beautifu
u7.19%prune 
5.44%security 
ʊ4.93%butcher 
ɪ1.44%lettuce 
vV
IPA Frequency Example
v100.00%seventy 
wW
IPA Frequency Example
w95.39%white 
ʊ4.61%crowbar 
xX
IPA Frequency Example
ks84.92%sixty 
ɡ11.90%exit 
3.17%luxury 
yY
IPA Frequency Example
i69.47%fifty 
ɪ15.58%seventy 
10.59%cry 
j4.36%lawyer 
zZ
IPA Frequency Example
z100.00%zero 


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