Sounds

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VOWELS

[α] ... 'ah' as in 'father'
[æ] ... 'aa' as in 'bat'
[ε] ... 'eh' as in 'bed'
[ɪ] ... 'ih' as in 'sit'
[i] ... 'ee' as in 'she'
[u] ... 'oo' as in 'boo'
[ɜ] ... 'ur' as in 'her'
[ɔ] ... 'aw' as in 'law'
[ʊ] ... 'uh' as in 'pull'
[ʌ] ... 'uh' as in 'butter'
[ə] ... 'uh' as in 'supply'

 

DIPHTHONGS

[aʊ] ... 'ow' as in 'now'
[oʊ] ... 'oh' as in 'no'
[ɔɪ] ... 'oy' as in 'toy'
[aɪ] ... 'ai' as in 'buy'
[eɪ] ... 'ay' as in 'say'
[ju] ... 'ew' as in 'few'

CONSONANTS

[d] ... 'd' as in 'dime'
[t] ... 't' as in 'time'
[v] ... 'v' as in 'van'
[f] ... 'f' as in 'fan'
[b] ... 'b' as in 'bit'
[p] ... 'p' as in 'pit'
[g] ... 'g' as in 'gap'
[k] ... 'k' as in 'cap'
[θ] ... 'th' as in 'thin'
[ð] ... 'th' as in 'this'
[z] ... 'z' as in 'zip'
[s] ... 's' as in 'sip'

[ʃ] ... 'sh' as in 'ship'
[ʒ] ... 'dj' as in 'measure'
[ʧ] ... 'ch' as in 'char'
[ʤ] ... 'j' as in 'jar'
[h] ... 'h' as in 'hi'
[ɹ] ... 'r' as in 'run'
[j] ... 'y' as in 'yes'
[m] ... 'm' as in 'map'
[n] ... 'n' as in 'nap'
[ŋ] ... 'ng' as in 'sing'
[l] ... 'l' as in 'lap'
[w] ... 'w' as in 'will'

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