IPA: American English Consonants

Unless otherwise specified, the IPA represents the first consonant of the sample words.
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[p]
"pet"
voiceless bilabial stop
[b]
"bat"
voiced bilabial stop
[t]
"tap"
voiceless alveolar stop
[d]
"dad"
voiced alveolar stop
[k]
"cat"
voiceless velar stop
[g]
"good"
voiced velar stop
[ʔ]
Like at the beginning of each syllable of "uh-oh"
voiceless glottal stop
[m]
"mat"
voiced bilabial nasal
[n]
"nap"
voiced alveolar nasal
[ŋ]
the last sound in "sing"
voiced velar nasal
[ɾ]
Like the third sound in "ladder"
voiced alveolar flap
[f]
"far"
voiceless labiodental fricative
[v]
"vase"
voiced labiodental fricative
[θ]
"thin"
voiceless interdental fricative
[ð]
"them"
voiced interdental fricative
[s]
"snake"
voiceless alveolar fricative
[z]
"zipper"
voiced alveolar fricative
[ʃ]
"ship"
voiceless post-alveolar fricative
[ʒ]
like the consonant in the middle of "measure" and "treasure"
voiced post-alveolar fricative
[h]
"hat"
voiceless glottal fricative
[tʃ]
"church"
voiceless postalveolar affricate
[dʒ]
"judge"
voiced postalveolar affricate
[ɹ]
"rat"
voiced alveolar retroflex liquid
[l]
"lift"
voiced alveolar lateral liquid
[w]
"wet"
voiced bilabial glide
[j]
"yellow"
voiced palatal glide