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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%ca
ə28.99%necklace 
20.57%taste 
ɑ5.03%garage 
ɛ3.47%hair 
a2.75%handkerchief 
ɪ1.92%mountain 
ɔ1.63%salt 
ɒ1.23%swallow 
ʌ0.54%wasn't 
bB
IPA Frequency Example
b100.00%bicycle 
cC
IPA Frequency Example
k77.19%uncle 
s22.81%lettuc
dD
IPA Frequency Example
d100.00%during 
eE
IPA Frequency Example
ɛ43.75%kettle 
ɪ22.88%serious 
ə18.90%toile
i8.37%regional 
e4.39%helicopter 
ɪə1.70%cereal 
fF
IPA Frequency Example
f100.00%fourteen 
gG
IPA Frequency Example
ɡ62.93%geography 
27.65%bandag
ʒ4.48%judg
d͡ʒ4.19%charg
g0.75%grandmother 
hH
IPA Frequency Example
h100.00%hedge 
iI
IPA Frequency Example
ɪ74.61%vitami
15.34%knife 
i4.64%taxi 
ə3.88%animal 
j0.76%onion 
ʌɪ0.76%require 
jJ
IPA Frequency Example
87.62%banj
d͡ʒ12.38%jazz 
kK
IPA Frequency Example
k100.00%skirt 
lL
IPA Frequency Example
l98.00%needl
ɫ1.39%beautiful 
əl0.60%cruel 
mM
IPA Frequency Example
m100.00%milk 
nN
IPA Frequency Example
n96.48%orange 
ŋ3.52%monkey 
oO
IPA Frequency Example
ə30.58%colo
ɒ26.97%do
əʊ16.92%stove 
o6.88%sofa 
ʌ5.85%monkey 
ɔ5.28%floor 
ɑ5.11%hospital 
u1.55%cano
ʊ0.86%woman 
pP
IPA Frequency Example
p100.00%page 
qQ
IPA Frequency Example
rR
IPA Frequency Example
ɹ69.46%grandmother 
r24.03%rabbit 
ə3.31%furnitur
əɹ3.20%security 
sS
IPA Frequency Example
s81.30%maths 
z17.28%music 
ʃ0.74%sugar 
ʒ0.69%pleasure 
tT
IPA Frequency Example
t100.00%boat 
uU
IPA Frequency Example
ʌ48.46%truck 
ju19.51%used 
ə13.04%luxury 
u7.19%ruler 
5.44%during 
ʊ4.93%push 
ɪ1.44%lettuce 
vV
IPA Frequency Example
v100.00%television 
wW
IPA Frequency Example
w95.39%wardrobe 
ʊ4.61%rainbow 
xX
IPA Frequency Example
ks84.92%ax
ɡ11.90%exactly 
3.17%luxury 
yY
IPA Frequency Example
i69.47%thirty 
ɪ15.58%bicycle 
10.59%why 
j4.36%yellow 
zZ
IPA Frequency Example
z100.00%sneez


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