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IPA Pronunciation
Stress marks: /ˈ/ indicates primary stressed syllable follows; /ˌ/ indicates secondary stressed syllable follows, as in news‧pa‧per  /ˈnuzˌpeɪ pər/ and in‧for‧ma‧tion  /ˌɪn fərˈmeɪ ʃən/
CONSONANTS
/b/boy, baby, rob
/d/do, ladder, bed
//jump, budget, age
/f/food, offer, safe
/g/get, bigger, dog
/h/happy, ahead
/k/can, speaker, stick
/l/let, follow, still
/m/make, summer, time
/n/no, dinner, thin
/ŋ/singer, think, long
/p/put, apple, cup
/r/run, marry, far, store
/s/sit, city, passing, face
/ʃ/she, station, push
/t/top, better, cat
//church, watching, nature, witch
/θ/thirsty, nothing, math
/ð/this, mother, breathe
/v/very, seven, love
/w/wear, away
/ʰw/where, somewhat
/y/yes, onion
/z/zoo, easy, buzz
/ʒ/measure, television, beige
VOWELS
/æ/apple, can, hat
//aid, hate, day
/ɑ/arm, father, aha
/ɛər/air, careful, wear
/ɔ/all, or, talk, lost, saw
/ər/hour
/ɛ/ever, head, get
/i/eat, see, need
/ɪər/ear, hero, beer
/ər/teacher, afterward, murderer
/ɜr/early, bird, stirring
/ɪ/it, big, finishes
//I, ice, hide, deny
/ər/fire, tired
/ɒ/odd, hot, waffle
//owe, road, below
/u/ooze, food, soup, sue
/ʊ/good, book, put
/ɔɪ/oil, choice, toy
//out, loud, how
/ʌ/up, mother, mud
/ə/about, animal, problem, circus
FOREIGN SOUNDS
/a/Fr. ami
/ə/Fr. oeuvre
/œ/Fr. feu, Ger. schön
/r/Fr. au revoir, Yiddish rebbe
/ü/Fr. tu, Ger. über
/x/Scot. loch, Ger. ach or ich
SAMPLE NASALIZED VOWELS
/ɛ̃/Fr. bien
/ɑ̃/Fr. croissant
/ɔ̃/Fr. bon
/œ̃/Fr. parfum
//Port. Prīncipe
/ɪ̃/Port. linguiça
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