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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%handba
ə28.99%regiona
20.57%elevator 
ɑ5.03%grandfather 
ɛ3.47%hair 
a2.75%ladder 
ɪ1.92%chocolate 
ɔ1.63%walk 
ɒ1.23%dishwasher 
ʌ0.54%appointment 
bB
IPA Frequency Example
b100.00%herb 
cC
IPA Frequency Example
k77.19%cupboard 
s22.81%necklac
dD
IPA Frequency Example
d100.00%spider 
eE
IPA Frequency Example
ɛ43.75%detective 
ɪ22.88%enough 
ə18.90%kitche
i8.37%ceiling 
e4.39%vegetable 
ɪə1.70%cereal 
fF
IPA Frequency Example
f100.00%chef 
gG
IPA Frequency Example
ɡ62.93%glass 
27.65%garag
ʒ4.48%hedg
d͡ʒ4.19%energ
g0.75%grandmother 
hH
IPA Frequency Example
h100.00%hose 
iI
IPA Frequency Example
ɪ74.61%crimson 
15.34%bicycle 
i4.64%piano 
ə3.88%pupi
j0.76%onion 
ʌɪ0.76%require 
jJ
IPA Frequency Example
87.62%banj
d͡ʒ12.38%jaw 
kK
IPA Frequency Example
k100.00%skin 
lL
IPA Frequency Example
l98.00%plain 
ɫ1.39%silver 
əl0.60%cruel 
mM
IPA Frequency Example
m100.00%ambulance 
nN
IPA Frequency Example
n96.48%seventeen 
ŋ3.52%uncle 
oO
IPA Frequency Example
ə30.58%carro
ɒ26.97%no
əʊ16.92%social 
o6.88%motorcycle 
ʌ5.85%color 
ɔ5.28%door 
ɑ5.11%photographer 
u1.55%sho
ʊ0.86%woman 
pP
IPA Frequency Example
p100.00%spoon 
qQ
IPA Frequency Example
rR
IPA Frequency Example
ɹ69.46%dashboar
r24.03%rope 
ə3.31%requir
əɹ3.20%security 
sS
IPA Frequency Example
s81.30%sauce 
z17.28%nos
ʃ0.74%sugar 
ʒ0.69%pleasure 
tT
IPA Frequency Example
t100.00%bucket 
uU
IPA Frequency Example
ʌ48.46%uncle 
ju19.51%used 
ə13.04%luxury 
u7.19%flute 
5.44%security 
ʊ4.93%sugar 
ɪ1.44%lettuce 
vV
IPA Frequency Example
v100.00%eleven 
wW
IPA Frequency Example
w95.39%wall 
ʊ4.61%rainbow 
xX
IPA Frequency Example
ks84.92%sixty 
ɡ11.90%exactly 
3.17%anxious 
yY
IPA Frequency Example
i69.47%directory 
ɪ15.58%boy 
10.59%butterfly 
j4.36%yacht 
zZ
IPA Frequency Example
z100.00%sneez


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