Abbreviations


Pronunciation symbols used

Vowels Consonants
Symbol As in Symbol As in
a hat b buy
ah calm ch chop
aw saw d day
ay say f fee
ee see g go
er sir h hay
i hit j joy
iy mine k key
oo do l lay
oy boy m me
u put n no
uh hut p pay
    r ray
    s so
    sh shoe
    t too
    th (voiceless) thin
    th (voiced) this
    v vow
    w we
    y you
    z zoo
    zh illusion

‘ indicates a following stressed syllable