Phonemes in English

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b
buy, cab
d
dye, cad, do
ð
thy, breathe, father
giant, badge, jam
f
phi, caff, fan
ɡ
guy, bag
h
high, ahead
j
yes, yacht
k
sky, crack
l
lie, sly, gal
m
my, smile, cam
n
nigh, snide, can
ŋ
sang, sink, singer
ŋɡ
finger, anger
θ
thigh, math
p
pie, spy, cap
r
rye, try, very[2]
s
sigh, mass
ʃ
shy, cash, emotion
t
tie, sty, cat, atom
China, catch
v
vie, have
w
wye, swine
hw
why
z
zoo, has
ʒ
pleasure, vision, beige
x
ugh, loch, Chanukah
ʔ
uh-oh
ɑ
palm, father, bra, lot, pod, John
ɑr
start, bard, barn, snarl, star
æ
trap, pad, shall, ban
ær
barrow, marry
aj
price, ride, file, fine, pie
ajər
Ireland, sapphire
aw
mouth, loud, foul, down, how
awər
hour
ɛ
dress, bed, fell, men
ɛr
error, merry
ej
face, made, fail, vein, pay
ɛər
square, scared, scarce, cairn, Mary
ɪ
kit, lid, fill, bin
ɪr
mirror, Sirius
i
fleece, seed, feel, mean, sea
ɪər
near, beard, fierce, serious
ɔ
thought, Maud, dawn, fall, straw
ɔr
north, born, war, Laura
ɔj
choice, void, foil, coin, boy
ow
goat, code, foal, bone, go
ʊ
foot, good, full, woman
ʊr
courier
u
goose, food, fool, soon, chew, do
ʊər
boor, moor, tourist
ju
cued, cute, mule, tune, queue, you
jʊər
cure
ʌ
strut, mud, dull, gun
ʌr
borough, hurry
ɜr
nurse, word, girl, fern, furry
ə
suppose, Rosa's, a mission, comma, collide, telegraph, about
ər
letter, perform