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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%bandage 
ə28.99%pianist 
20.57%gra
ɑ5.03%bath 
ɛ3.47%tomato 
a2.75%cast 
ɪ1.92%mountain 
ɔ1.63%wall 
ɒ1.23%watch 
ʌ0.54%appointment 
bB
IPA Frequency Example
b100.00%banana 
cC
IPA Frequency Example
k77.19%chocolate 
s22.81%vic
dD
IPA Frequency Example
d100.00%drug 
eE
IPA Frequency Example
ɛ43.75%pension 
ɪ22.88%exhaust 
ə18.90%seve
i8.37%geography 
e4.39%engineer 
ɪə1.70%cereal 
fF
IPA Frequency Example
f100.00%ferry 
gG
IPA Frequency Example
ɡ62.93%handbag 
27.65%bandag
ʒ4.48%hedg
d͡ʒ4.19%energ
g0.75%grandmother 
hH
IPA Frequency Example
h100.00%herb 
iI
IPA Frequency Example
ɪ74.61%singer 
15.34%bicycle 
i4.64%broccoli 
ə3.88%security 
j0.76%onion 
ʌɪ0.76%idea 
jJ
IPA Frequency Example
87.62%banj
d͡ʒ12.38%jaw 
kK
IPA Frequency Example
k100.00%skirt 
lL
IPA Frequency Example
l98.00%tunnel 
ɫ1.39%silver 
əl0.60%cruel 
mM
IPA Frequency Example
m100.00%plumber 
nN
IPA Frequency Example
n96.48%pianist 
ŋ3.52%pin
oO
IPA Frequency Example
ə30.58%voluptuous 
ɒ26.97%forest 
əʊ16.92%note 
o6.88%coconut 
ʌ5.85%mother 
ɔ5.28%bo
ɑ5.11%photographer 
u1.55%cano
ʊ0.86%woman 
pP
IPA Frequency Example
p100.00%sheep 
qQ
IPA Frequency Example
rR
IPA Frequency Example
ɹ69.46%prune 
r24.03%geography 
ə3.31%requir
əɹ3.20%during 
sS
IPA Frequency Example
s81.30%cas
z17.28%newspaper 
ʃ0.74%sugar 
ʒ0.69%pleasure 
tT
IPA Frequency Example
t100.00%stove 
uU
IPA Frequency Example
ʌ48.46%conductor 
ju19.51%computer 
ə13.04%pleasure 
u7.19%flute 
5.44%security 
ʊ4.93%butcher 
ɪ1.44%guitar 
vV
IPA Frequency Example
v100.00%detectiv
wW
IPA Frequency Example
w95.39%whistle 
ʊ4.61%rainbow 
xX
IPA Frequency Example
ks84.92%six 
ɡ11.90%exactly 
3.17%anxious 
yY
IPA Frequency Example
i69.47%beauty 
ɪ15.58%boy 
10.59%psychological 
j4.36%lawyer 
zZ
IPA Frequency Example
z100.00%lizard 


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