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English phonetics

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Vowel

vowel IPA duration examples portuguese sound
a ɑ: large car, far a aberta
a æ short cat é nasal
a ʌ short sun, up a
e ɜ: large bird e com bico de o
e e short pet, bed e
e ə short teacher a (schwa)
i i: large sheep i
i I short ship, fit i virando é
o ɔ: large door ó
o ɒ short on ó
u u: large shoot u
u ʊ short good u

Diphthongs

IPA example portuguese sound
here ia
ʊə tourist ua
hair éa
əʊ show ou
cow au
aI my ai
eI wait ei
ɔI boy ói

Consonants

Unvoiced consonants

IPA example portuguese sound
p pea
f free
ɵ thing
t tree
s see
ʃ sheep
ʧ cheese
k coin

Voiced consonants

IPA example portuguese sound
b boat
v video
ð this
d dog
z zoo
ʤ joke
ʒ television
g go
m mouse
n now
ŋ thing
h hope
w we
l love
r run
j you

Semivowels

Patterns

A_cons_E → /eɪ/

A_cons → /æ/

E_cons_E → /ɪː/

E_cons → /e/

I or Y_cons_E → /ai/

I_cons → /i/

O_cons_E → /əʊ/

O_cons → /ɒ/

U_cons_E → /juː/

U_cons → /ʌ/

IPA Extensions - Official Unicode Consortium code chart

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+025x ɐ ɑ ɒ ɓ ɔ ɕ ɖ ɗ ɘ ə ɚ ɛ ɜ ɝ ɞ ɟ
U+026x ɠ ɡ ɢ ɣ ɤ ɥ ɦ ɧ ɨ ɩ ɪ ɫ ɬ ɭ ɮ ɯ
U+027x ɰ ɱ ɲ ɳ ɴ ɵ ɶ ɷ ɸ ɹ ɺ ɻ ɼ ɽ ɾ ɿ
U+028x ʀ ʁ ʂ ʃ ʄ ʅ ʆ ʇ ʈ ʉ ʊ ʋ ʌ ʍ ʎ ʏ
U+029x ʐ ʑ ʒ ʓ ʔ ʕ ʖ ʗ ʘ ʙ ʚ ʛ ʜ ʝ ʞ ʟ
U+02Ax ʠ ʡ ʢ ʣ ʤ ʥ ʦ ʧ ʨ ʩ ʪ ʫ ʬ ʭ ʮ ʯ
  • U+00F0 ð
  • U+014B ŋ
  • U+02D0 ː use colon instead

References