Phonetic Symbols Table!  

Phonetic Symbols for the Consonant and Vowel Sounds of American English

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STOPS 
Unvoiced        Voiced 
INITIAL CONSONANTS  Sample Words  FINAL CONSONANTS  Sample Words 
 
 
peak pack push
beat back bush
keep cap soup
rib cab robe
 
 
tea tag took
deep dad do
heat sat boot
need pad wood
 
 
keep cap cook
give gas go
tick wake look
dig egg dog
 
FRICTIONS 
Unvoiced         Voiced 
INITIAL CONSONANTS  Sample Words  FINAL CONSONANTS  Sample Words 
 
 
feet  fat  foot
very vat voice
if off   enough
leave of move
 
think  thumb thought
this that those
fifth bath mouth
breathe bathe smooth
   
 
see sat Sue
zip zone zoo
kiss gas juice
is jazz froze
   
 
ship shall shoe
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wish cash push
beige  rouge  vision
 
AFFRICATES 
Unvoiced       Voiced 
INITIAL CONSONANTS  Sample Words  FINAL CONSONANTS  Sample Words 
   
 
chin champ chew
jelly jam juice
rich match watch
bridge badge wage
 
NASALS     INITIAL CONSONANTS  Sample Words  FINAL CONSONANTS  Sample Words 
meet mat move
neat knack new
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team ham come
seen can soon
wing sang tongue
 
LIQUIDS  INITIAL CONSONANTS  Sample Words  FINAL CONSONANTS  Sample Words 
 
 
lead lack look
read  ran  ruby 
feel shall  pull 
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r-BLENDS  CONSONANT BLENDS  Sample Words 
pretty praise proof 
bring brass brew
tree trap true
drip drag droop
creep crack crude
greed grand groom
free frank fruit
three thrift threw

l-BLENDS  CONSONANTS BLENDS
Error Sounds Produced 
please   plant plow
bliss black blue
clean class clue
glide glass gloom
flee flap flew

s-BLENDS  CONSONANT BLENDS
Error Sounds Produced 
spell Spanish spoon
stick stamp stoop
skid scan school
smell smash smooth
sniff snag snoop
sleep slap slow
sweet swam swoop

3-ELEMENT
    BLENDS 
CONSONANT BLENDS
Error Sounds Produced 
spring spread spray
strip strap strong
script scrap screw
split splash splatter
GLIDES  GLIDES AND VOWELS
Error Sounds Produced 
yes young youth
we why wood
he hat who

FRONT
VOWELS 
GLIDES AND VOWELS
Error Sounds Produced 
eat see me
it sit kick
play date take
wed step neck
as fat back

CENTRAL
VOWELS 
GLIDES AND VOWELS  Error Sounds Produced 
but luck fun
about upon alike
bird nurse learn
mother paper later

BACK
VOWELS 
GLIDES AND VOWELS  Error Sounds Produced 
Sue boot moon
took foot puss
boat no sew
hot
ball off

DIPHTHONGS
Vowel
Combinations

GLIDES AND VOWELS
Error Sounds Produced
I my like
cow out down
boy voice toy
ear fear beer
air fair wear
or cord sore
are far hard



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