Interactive Phonemic Chart

Listen to the sounds of English

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The symbols on this clickable chart represent the 44 sounds used in British English speech (Received Pronunciation). Click on each symbol or sample word to hear. (See also: Printable Phonemic Chart)

Monophthong vowels are arranged by mouth shape:

The first two rows of consonants are paired:

This version of the phonemic chart is based on the familiar Adrian Underhill layout.

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