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Audio Examples of English IPA Symbols: Consonants

The following pages contain charts of the IPA phonetic symbols with the examples spoken using RealAudio technology. The first page contains vowel and diphthong sounds, with the following page focusing on consonant phonemes.


  • First read the words on the chart aloud for yourself.
  • After you have read the words aloud, listen to the audio to check your pronunciation.
  • Read the words again by yourself.
  • Repeat until you feel comfortable with the various sounds.

    IPA vowel sounds

Pronunciation Page: Vowels >Page 1

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