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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%blanket 
ə28.99%psychiatrist 
20.57%bracelet 
ɑ5.03%aunt 
ɛ3.47%tomato 
a2.75%ladder 
ɪ1.92%mountain 
ɔ1.63%wall 
ɒ1.23%swa
ʌ0.54%appointment 
bB
IPA Frequency Example
b100.00%banana 
cC
IPA Frequency Example
k77.19%actor 
s22.81%danc
dD
IPA Frequency Example
d100.00%during 
eE
IPA Frequency Example
ɛ43.75%egg 
ɪ22.88%religion 
ə18.90%came
i8.37%species 
e4.39%engineer 
ɪə1.70%deer 
fF
IPA Frequency Example
f100.00%famous 
gG
IPA Frequency Example
ɡ62.93%frog 
27.65%surgeon 
ʒ4.48%judg
d͡ʒ4.19%energ
g0.75%grandmother 
hH
IPA Frequency Example
h100.00%hat 
iI
IPA Frequency Example
ɪ74.61%lightning 
15.34%psychiatrist 
i4.64%magazine 
ə3.88%animal 
j0.76%onion 
ʌɪ0.76%require 
jJ
IPA Frequency Example
87.62%jeans 
d͡ʒ12.38%jaw 
kK
IPA Frequency Example
k100.00%cheek 
lL
IPA Frequency Example
l98.00%black 
ɫ1.39%silver 
əl0.60%cruel 
mM
IPA Frequency Example
m100.00%microwave 
nN
IPA Frequency Example
n96.48%woman 
ŋ3.52%pin
oO
IPA Frequency Example
ə30.58%chocolate 
ɒ26.97%doctor 
əʊ16.92%nose 
o6.88%motorcycle 
ʌ5.85%oven 
ɔ5.28%point 
ɑ5.11%photographer 
u1.55%sho
ʊ0.86%woman 
pP
IPA Frequency Example
p100.00%plate 
qQ
IPA Frequency Example
rR
IPA Frequency Example
ɹ69.46%bathroom 
r24.03%triangle 
ə3.31%flour 
əɹ3.20%during 
sS
IPA Frequency Example
s81.30%soldier 
z17.28%does 
ʃ0.74%sugar 
ʒ0.69%usually 
tT
IPA Frequency Example
t100.00%plat
uU
IPA Frequency Example
ʌ48.46%pumpkin 
ju19.51%computer 
ə13.04%pleasure 
u7.19%ruler 
5.44%during 
ʊ4.93%usually 
ɪ1.44%guitar 
vV
IPA Frequency Example
v100.00%lavender 
wW
IPA Frequency Example
w95.39%twenty 
ʊ4.61%crowbar 
xX
IPA Frequency Example
ks84.92%ax
ɡ11.90%exactly 
3.17%anxious 
yY
IPA Frequency Example
i69.47%fifty 
ɪ15.58%seventy 
10.59%butterfly 
j4.36%lawyer 
zZ
IPA Frequency Example
z100.00%magazine 


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