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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%handle 
ə28.99%banana 
20.57%lake 
ɑ5.03%bathroom 
ɛ3.47%carrot 
a2.75%cabbage 
ɪ1.92%chocolate 
ɔ1.63%wall 
ɒ1.23%swa
ʌ0.54%wasn't 
bB
IPA Frequency Example
b100.00%wardrob
cC
IPA Frequency Example
k77.19%cold 
s22.81%ceiling 
dD
IPA Frequency Example
d100.00%dream 
eE
IPA Frequency Example
ɛ43.75%exit 
ɪ22.88%detective 
ə18.90%seventeen 
i8.37%geography 
e4.39%vegetable 
ɪə1.70%zero 
fF
IPA Frequency Example
f100.00%fifteen 
gG
IPA Frequency Example
ɡ62.93%gray 
27.65%orang
ʒ4.48%judg
d͡ʒ4.19%charg
g0.75%grandmother 
hH
IPA Frequency Example
h100.00%horn 
iI
IPA Frequency Example
ɪ74.61%decision 
15.34%smile 
i4.64%pedestrian 
ə3.88%anxious 
j0.76%onion 
ʌɪ0.76%require 
jJ
IPA Frequency Example
87.62%judge 
d͡ʒ12.38%jazz 
kK
IPA Frequency Example
k100.00%pumpkin 
lL
IPA Frequency Example
l98.00%twelve 
ɫ1.39%beautiful 
əl0.60%cruel 
mM
IPA Frequency Example
m100.00%animal 
nN
IPA Frequency Example
n96.48%pension 
ŋ3.52%sin
oO
IPA Frequency Example
ə30.58%razo
ɒ26.97%geography 
əʊ16.92%ocean 
o6.88%piano 
ʌ5.85%sponge 
ɔ5.28%helicopter 
ɑ5.11%stocking 
u1.55%cano
ʊ0.86%woman 
pP
IPA Frequency Example
p100.00%pencil 
qQ
IPA Frequency Example
rR
IPA Frequency Example
ɹ69.46%drummer 
r24.03%reading 
ə3.31%requir
əɹ3.20%security 
sS
IPA Frequency Example
s81.30%dentis
z17.28%crimson 
ʃ0.74%sugar 
ʒ0.69%usually 
tT
IPA Frequency Example
t100.00%pant
uU
IPA Frequency Example
ʌ48.46%cupboard 
ju19.51%used 
ə13.04%pleasure 
u7.19%prune 
5.44%during 
ʊ4.93%sugar 
ɪ1.44%lettuce 
vV
IPA Frequency Example
v100.00%glov
wW
IPA Frequency Example
w95.39%wheelchair 
ʊ4.61%crowbar 
xX
IPA Frequency Example
ks84.92%sixteen 
ɡ11.90%exit 
3.17%luxury 
yY
IPA Frequency Example
i69.47%twenty 
ɪ15.58%bicycle 
10.59%butterfly 
j4.36%lawyer 
zZ
IPA Frequency Example
z100.00%magazine 


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