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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%scalpel 
ə28.99%politicia
20.57%appreciate 
ɑ5.03%glass 
ɛ3.47%hair 
a2.75%cabbage 
ɪ1.92%mountain 
ɔ1.63%wall 
ɒ1.23%yacht 
ʌ0.54%appointment 
bB
IPA Frequency Example
b100.00%ambulance 
cC
IPA Frequency Example
k77.19%computer 
s22.81%juic
dD
IPA Frequency Example
d100.00%directory 
eE
IPA Frequency Example
ɛ43.75%level 
ɪ22.88%require 
ə18.90%toile
i8.37%ceiling 
e4.39%engineer 
ɪə1.70%deer 
fF
IPA Frequency Example
f100.00%favour 
gG
IPA Frequency Example
ɡ62.93%goat 
27.65%engineer 
ʒ4.48%hedg
d͡ʒ4.19%charg
g0.75%grandmother 
hH
IPA Frequency Example
h100.00%handkerchief 
iI
IPA Frequency Example
ɪ74.61%hi
15.34%write 
i4.64%pianist 
ə3.88%cousi
j0.76%onion 
ʌɪ0.76%require 
jJ
IPA Frequency Example
87.62%jacket 
d͡ʒ12.38%juice 
kK
IPA Frequency Example
k100.00%pink 
lL
IPA Frequency Example
l98.00%calculator 
ɫ1.39%beautiful 
əl0.60%real 
mM
IPA Frequency Example
m100.00%cream 
nN
IPA Frequency Example
n96.48%neutral 
ŋ3.52%sin
oO
IPA Frequency Example
ə30.58%moto
ɒ26.97%bottom 
əʊ16.92%cold 
o6.88%rainbo
ʌ5.85%honey 
ɔ5.28%bo
ɑ5.11%hospital 
u1.55%sho
ʊ0.86%woman 
pP
IPA Frequency Example
p100.00%tap 
qQ
IPA Frequency Example
rR
IPA Frequency Example
ɹ69.46%truck 
r24.03%reading 
ə3.31%requir
əɹ3.20%during 
sS
IPA Frequency Example
s81.30%sixty 
z17.28%musician 
ʃ0.74%sugar 
ʒ0.69%pleasure 
tT
IPA Frequency Example
t100.00%doctor 
uU
IPA Frequency Example
ʌ48.46%trumpet 
ju19.51%music 
ə13.04%pleasure 
u7.19%prune 
5.44%security 
ʊ4.93%usually 
ɪ1.44%guitar 
vV
IPA Frequency Example
v100.00%lavender 
wW
IPA Frequency Example
w95.39%white 
ʊ4.61%crowbar 
xX
IPA Frequency Example
ks84.92%saxophone 
ɡ11.90%exactly 
3.17%anxious 
yY
IPA Frequency Example
i69.47%fifty 
ɪ15.58%bicycle 
10.59%cry 
j4.36%yacht 
zZ
IPA Frequency Example
z100.00%sneez


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