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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%abnormal 
ə28.99%banana 
20.57%wave 
ɑ5.03%aunt 
ɛ3.47%carrot 
a2.75%ladder 
ɪ1.92%cabbage 
ɔ1.63%salt 
ɒ1.23%yacht 
ʌ0.54%wasn't 
bB
IPA Frequency Example
b100.00%bolt 
cC
IPA Frequency Example
k77.19%clutch 
s22.81%lettuc
dD
IPA Frequency Example
d100.00%hand 
eE
IPA Frequency Example
ɛ43.75%exit 
ɪ22.88%television 
ə18.90%kitche
i8.37%geography 
e4.39%helicopter 
ɪə1.70%cereal 
fF
IPA Frequency Example
f100.00%fork 
gG
IPA Frequency Example
ɡ62.93%gray 
27.65%refrigerator 
ʒ4.48%judg
d͡ʒ4.19%charg
g0.75%grandmother 
hH
IPA Frequency Example
h100.00%hammer 
iI
IPA Frequency Example
ɪ74.61%peninsula 
15.34%fine 
i4.64%helicopter 
ə3.88%animal 
j0.76%onion 
ʌɪ0.76%idea 
jJ
IPA Frequency Example
87.62%jeans 
d͡ʒ12.38%jazz 
kK
IPA Frequency Example
k100.00%pink 
lL
IPA Frequency Example
l98.00%lie 
ɫ1.39%beautiful 
əl0.60%real 
mM
IPA Frequency Example
m100.00%pajamas 
nN
IPA Frequency Example
n96.48%orange 
ŋ3.52%win
oO
IPA Frequency Example
ə30.58%onio
ɒ26.97%sho
əʊ16.92%wardrobe 
o6.88%sofa 
ʌ5.85%colour 
ɔ5.28%oil 
ɑ5.11%hospital 
u1.55%sho
ʊ0.86%woman 
pP
IPA Frequency Example
p100.00%voluptuous 
qQ
IPA Frequency Example
rR
IPA Frequency Example
ɹ69.46%roof 
r24.03%rabbit 
ə3.31%furnitur
əɹ3.20%temperatur
sS
IPA Frequency Example
s81.30%pasta 
z17.28%jeans 
ʃ0.74%sugar 
ʒ0.69%pleasure 
tT
IPA Frequency Example
t100.00%tea 
uU
IPA Frequency Example
ʌ48.46%bucket 
ju19.51%musician 
ə13.04%beautifu
u7.19%ruler 
5.44%during 
ʊ4.93%push 
ɪ1.44%lettuce 
vV
IPA Frequency Example
v100.00%believ
wW
IPA Frequency Example
w95.39%wasn't 
ʊ4.61%crowbar 
xX
IPA Frequency Example
ks84.92%ax
ɡ11.90%exit 
3.17%anxious 
yY
IPA Frequency Example
i69.47%eighty 
ɪ15.58%bicycle 
10.59%cry 
j4.36%lawyer 
zZ
IPA Frequency Example
z100.00%lizard 


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