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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%ta
ə28.99%stomach 
20.57%gra
ɑ5.03%bra 
ɛ3.47%tomato 
a2.75%ladder 
ɪ1.92%mountain 
ɔ1.63%chalk 
ɒ1.23%yacht 
ʌ0.54%appointment 
bB
IPA Frequency Example
b100.00%boy 
cC
IPA Frequency Example
k77.19%cap 
s22.81%fenc
dD
IPA Frequency Example
d100.00%bread 
eE
IPA Frequency Example
ɛ43.75%belt 
ɪ22.88%bonne
ə18.90%surgeon 
i8.37%ceiling 
e4.39%engineer 
ɪə1.70%zero 
fF
IPA Frequency Example
f100.00%grandfather 
gG
IPA Frequency Example
ɡ62.93%fog 
27.65%vegetable 
ʒ4.48%hedg
d͡ʒ4.19%energ
g0.75%grandmother 
hH
IPA Frequency Example
h100.00%head 
iI
IPA Frequency Example
ɪ74.61%hi
15.34%spider 
i4.64%broccoli 
ə3.88%anxious 
j0.76%onion 
ʌɪ0.76%idea 
jJ
IPA Frequency Example
87.62%banj
d͡ʒ12.38%juice 
kK
IPA Frequency Example
k100.00%keyboard 
lL
IPA Frequency Example
l98.00%mil
ɫ1.39%silver 
əl0.60%cruel 
mM
IPA Frequency Example
m100.00%tomato 
nN
IPA Frequency Example
n96.48%oven 
ŋ3.52%drin
oO
IPA Frequency Example
ə30.58%petro
ɒ26.97%bolt 
əʊ16.92%banjo 
o6.88%rainbo
ʌ5.85%monkey 
ɔ5.28%toilet 
ɑ5.11%photographer 
u1.55%sho
ʊ0.86%woman 
pP
IPA Frequency Example
p100.00%puzzle 
qQ
IPA Frequency Example
rR
IPA Frequency Example
ɹ69.46%scream 
r24.03%crimson 
ə3.31%requir
əɹ3.20%security 
sS
IPA Frequency Example
s81.30%stocking 
z17.28%ears 
ʃ0.74%sugar 
ʒ0.69%usually 
tT
IPA Frequency Example
t100.00%appointment 
uU
IPA Frequency Example
ʌ48.46%luxury 
ju19.51%used 
ə13.04%pressure 
u7.19%ruler 
5.44%security 
ʊ4.93%push 
ɪ1.44%guitar 
vV
IPA Frequency Example
v100.00%oven 
wW
IPA Frequency Example
w95.39%window 
ʊ4.61%crowbar 
xX
IPA Frequency Example
ks84.92%tax
ɡ11.90%exit 
3.17%anxious 
yY
IPA Frequency Example
i69.47%energy 
ɪ15.58%bicycle 
10.59%cry 
j4.36%yacht 
zZ
IPA Frequency Example
z100.00%razor 


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