IPA Vowels & Dipthongs

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Place & manner of articulation for IPS English vowels and dipthongs, plus their approximate sounds.

High Front Tense Unrounded

[i]
/ee/
as in deep, keep

High-Mid Central Lax Unrounded

[ə]
/euh/
as in above, love

Low-Mid Front Lax Unrounded

[ɛ]
/eh/
as in breath, death

Low Front Lax Unrounded

[æ]
/a/
as in cat, bat

Low Back Lax Unrounded

[ɑ]
/o-/
as in lock, block

Mid Central-Back Lax Unrounded

[ʌ]
/uh/
as in cup, sup

Low-Mid Back Lax Rounded

[ɔ]
/orh/
as in caught, wrought
Received Pronunciation

High-Mid Back Lax rounded

[ʊ]
/ou/
as in book, look

High Back Tense Rounded

[u]
/oo/
as in two, blue

High-Mid Front Lax Unrounded

[ɪ]
/ih/
as in ship, pig, fish

High Back Lax Rounded

[ʊ]
/ouh/
as in should

Low Mid-Front Tense Rounded

[aj]
/eye/
as in bike, fire, ice

Back Mid Tense Rounded

[oj]
/oy/
as in toy, noise, oil, point

Back Mid Tense Rounded

[ow]
/oh/
as in phone, bone, snow, road

Low Central Tense Rounded

[aw]
/ow/
as in clown, shout, cow, house

Mid Front Tense Unrounded

[ej]
/ay/
as in chair, cake, game, prey

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