Phonemic Chart

Learn all of the vowel and consonant sounds in British English (received pronunciation) with this free, interactive phonemic chart.

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Vowels
Monophthongs
  • i:

    sleep

  • ɪ

    slip

  • ʊ

    good

  • u:

    food

  • e

    ten

  • ə

    better

  • ɜ:

    word

  • ɔ:

    more

  • æ

    tap

  • ʌ

    cup

  • ɑ:

    bar

  • ɒ

    gone

Diphthongs
  • ɪə

    hear

  • game

  • ʊə

    pure

  • ɔɪ

    toy

  • əʊ

    no

  • where

  • mine

  • how

Consonant
  • p

    pen

  • f

    fig

  • t

    tip

  • θ

    thought

  • ʧ

    chip

  • s

    save

  • ʃ

    sure

  • k

    cat

  • b

    bit

  • v

    vase

  • d

    done

  • ð

    those

  • ʤ

    jam

  • z

    zoo

  • ʒ

    vision

  • g

    goal

  • h

    him

  • m

    may

  • n

    not

  • ŋ

    sing

  • r

    reach

  • l

    lie

  • w

    will

  • j

    yet

The 44 sounds of Received Pronunciation. This layout was created by Adrian Underhill and is the best I've seen to this day. Adrian's work can be found here: www.adrianunderhill.com