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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%blackboard 
ə28.99%appreciate 
20.57%baby 
ɑ5.03%dance 
ɛ3.47%stairs 
a2.75%handkerchief 
ɪ1.92%cabbage 
ɔ1.63%called 
ɒ1.23%dishwasher 
ʌ0.54%appointment 
bB
IPA Frequency Example
b100.00%broom 
cC
IPA Frequency Example
k77.19%clutch 
s22.81%danc
dD
IPA Frequency Example
d100.00%dog 
eE
IPA Frequency Example
ɛ43.75%yellow 
ɪ22.88%security 
ə18.90%seventy 
i8.37%geography 
e4.39%vegetable 
ɪə1.70%beer 
fF
IPA Frequency Example
f100.00%four 
gG
IPA Frequency Example
ɡ62.93%goose 
27.65%psychological 
ʒ4.48%judg
d͡ʒ4.19%energ
g0.75%grandmother 
hH
IPA Frequency Example
h100.00%hand 
iI
IPA Frequency Example
ɪ74.61%cliff 
15.34%ivory 
i4.64%broccoli 
ə3.88%anxious 
j0.76%onion 
ʌɪ0.76%idea 
jJ
IPA Frequency Example
87.62%jacket 
d͡ʒ12.38%jaw 
kK
IPA Frequency Example
k100.00%kitchen 
lL
IPA Frequency Example
l98.00%lip 
ɫ1.39%silver 
əl0.60%real 
mM
IPA Frequency Example
m100.00%mouse 
nN
IPA Frequency Example
n96.48%candy 
ŋ3.52%drin
oO
IPA Frequency Example
ə30.58%psychological 
ɒ26.97%chocolate 
əʊ16.92%zero 
o6.88%piano 
ʌ5.85%brother 
ɔ5.28%helicopter 
ɑ5.11%stocking 
u1.55%cano
ʊ0.86%woman 
pP
IPA Frequency Example
p100.00%cap 
qQ
IPA Frequency Example
rR
IPA Frequency Example
ɹ69.46%blackboar
r24.03%br
ə3.31%flour 
əɹ3.20%security 
sS
IPA Frequency Example
s81.30%swan 
z17.28%musician 
ʃ0.74%sugar 
ʒ0.69%usually 
tT
IPA Frequency Example
t100.00%stairs 
uU
IPA Frequency Example
ʌ48.46%pumpkin 
ju19.51%computer 
ə13.04%pressure 
u7.19%prune 
5.44%during 
ʊ4.93%sugar 
ɪ1.44%biscuit 
vV
IPA Frequency Example
v100.00%stov
wW
IPA Frequency Example
w95.39%work 
ʊ4.61%crowbar 
xX
IPA Frequency Example
ks84.92%six 
ɡ11.90%exit 
3.17%luxury 
yY
IPA Frequency Example
i69.47%nappy 
ɪ15.58%bicycle 
10.59%cry 
j4.36%yellow 
zZ
IPA Frequency Example
z100.00%zero 


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