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IPA Døme
/b/ but, web
/d/ do, odd
/ð/ this, breathe, father
/dʒ/ gin, joy, edge, jenny
/f/ fool, enough, leaf
/ɡ/ go, get, beg
/h/ ham, ahead
/j/ yes
/k/ cat, kill, skin, queen, thick
/l/ left, bell
/m/ man, ham
/n/ no, tin
/ŋ/ ringer, sing, sink
/ŋɡ/ finger
/p/ pen, spin, tip
/r/ run, very[1]
/s/ see, city, pass
/ʃ/ she, sure, emotion, leash
/t/ two, sting, bet
/tʃ/ chair, nature, teach
/v/ voice, have
/w/ we
/ʍ/ what[2]
/z/ zoo, rose
/ʒ/ pleasure, vision, beige[3]
/θ/ thing, teeth
IPA Døme
/ɪ/ bid, pit[4]
/iː/ bead, peat[4]
/i/ happy, city[4]
/ɛ/ bed, pet
/æ/ bad, pat
/ɑː/ balm, father, pa
/ɒ/ bod, pot, cot
/ɔː/ bawd, paw, caught
/ʊ/ good, foot, put
/uː/ booed, food
/ʌ/ bud, nut
/eɪ/ bay, hey, fate
/aɪ/ buy, high, ride, write
/aʊ/ bough, how, pout
/ɔɪ/ boy, hoy
/oʊ/ beau, hoe, poke[5]
/juː/ beauty, hue, pew, dew[6]
R-farga vokaler[7]
/ɪr/ mirror
/ɪər/ beer, mere
/ɛr/ berry, merry
/ɛər/ bear, mare, scary
/ær/ barrow, marry
/ɑr/ bar, mar
/ɒr/ moral, forage
/ɔr/ born, for
/ɔər/ boar, four, more
/ʌr/ hurry, burry
/ʊər/ boor, moor
/ɜr/ bird, myrrh, furry
(alternativt /ɝː/ [8])
Reduserte vokaler
/ɨ/ roses, business [9]
/ə/ Rosa’s, above
/ər/ runner, mercer
(alternativt /ɚ/ [8])
/əl/ bottle
/ən/ button
/əm/ rhythm
IPA: Marginale lydar
IPA Døme
x Scottish loch
ʔ uh-(ʔ)oh
mm-()mm [to indicate paying attention during a conversation]
IPA: Andre skriftlege symbol brukte i engelsk uttale
IPA Forklaring
ˈ Primary stress (placed before the stressed syllable), for example rapping /ˈɹæpɪŋ/
ˌ Secondary stress, for example battleship /ˈbætl̩ˌʃɪp/
. Syllable separator, for example plankton /ˈplæŋk.tən/
 ̩ Syllabic consonant, for example ridden /ˈɹɪdn̩/


  1. Although the IPA symbol [r] represents a trill, /r/ is widely used instead of /ɹ/ in broad transcriptions of English.
  2. /ʍ/ is found in some dialects, such as Scottish and Southern American English; elsewhere people use /w/.
  3. A number of English words, such as genre and garage, are cited as being pronounced with either /ʒ/ or /dʒ/.
  4. 4,0 4,1 4,2 American convention is to write /i/ when unstressed and preceding a vowel or word boundary, as in wiki /ˈwɪki/ and serious /ˈsɪriəs/; British convention used to be /ˈwɪkɪ/ and /ˈsɪərɪəs/, but the OED and other influential dictionaries recently converted to /i/.
  5. Commonly transcribed /əʊ/ or /oː/.
  6. In many dialects, /juː/ is pronounced the same as /uː/ after "tongue sounds" (/t/, /d/, /s/, /z/, /n/, /θ/, and /l/), so that dew /djuː/ is pronounced the same as do /duː/.
  7. In many dialects, /r/ occurs only before vowels. Note that due to American influence, the schwas have been left out in many Wikipedia articles. That is, /ɪər/ etc. are not always distinguished from /ɪr/ etc. When they are, the long vowels may be transcribed /iːr/ etc. by analogy with vowels not followed by /r/.
  8. 8,0 8,1 In some articles these are transcribed /ɝː/ and /ɚ/ when not followed by a vowel.
  9. Few British dictionaries distinguish this from /ɪ/, though the OED now uses the pseudo-IPA symbol ɪ̵.