British English Phonemes: Place and manner of articulation

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Learn the place and manner of articulation of each phoneme in the chart, based on the explanations in Chapter 1 of Kelly, Gerald. How to Teach Pronunciation. Pearson Education Limited, 2000.

unvoiced bilabial plosive

p

mid back vowel

ɔ:

unvoiced alveolar plosive

t

closing diphthong ending in ɪ

ɔɪ

voiced alveolar plosive

d

centring diphthong

ʊə

unvoiced velar plosive

k

closing diphthong ending in ʊ

voiced velar plosive

g

voiced bilabial nasal

m

open back vowel

ɒ

voiced alveolar nasal

n

close front vowel

i:

unvoiced postalveolar affricate

close back vowel

u:

voiced postalveolar affricate

voiced velar nasal

ŋ

voiced bilabial plosive

b

mid centre vowel

ə

unvoiced labiodental fricative

f

voiced labiodental fricative

v

close front vowel

ɪ

unvoiced dental fricative

θ

open centre vowel

ɑ:

voiced dental fricative

ð

closing diphthong ending in ʊ

əʊ

unvoiced alveolar fricative

s

centring diphthong

ɪə

voiced alveolar fricative

z

open front vowel

æ

unvoiced palato-alveolar fricative

ʃ

mid centre vowel

ɜ:

voiced palato-alveolar fricative

ʒ

close back vowel

ʊ

unvoiced glottal fricative

h

open centre vowel

ʌ

voiced palatal approximant

j

mid front vowel

e

closing diphthong ending in ɪ

voiced velar approximant (also a semi-vowel)

w

voiced alveolar lateral

l

centring diphthong

post-alveolar approximant

r

closing diphthong ending in ɪ

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