Speech Assessment Methods Phonetic Alphabet chart for English

SAMPA: English Consonants
SAMPA Examples IPA
p pen, spin, tip p
b but, web b
t two, sting, bet t
d do, odd d
tS chair, nature, teach
dZ gin, joy, edge
k cat, kill, skin, queen, thick k
g go, get, beg ɡ
f fool, enough, leaf f
v voice, have, of v
T thing, breath θ
D this, breathe ð
s see, city, pass s
z zoo, rose z
S she, sure, emotion, leash ʃ
Z pleasure, beige ʒ
h ham h
m man, ham m
n no, tin n
N singer, ring ŋ
l left, bell l
r run, very ɹ
w we w
j yes j
W what (some accents, such as Scottish) ʍ
x loch (Scottish) x

SAMPA: English Vowels
SAMPA Examples IPA
RP GenAm AuE RP GenAm AuE
A: A 6: father ɑː ɑ ɐː
i: i i: see i
I I I city j j j
E E e bed ɛ ɛ e
3: 3` 3: bird ɜː ɝ ɜː
{ { {[1] lad, cat, ran æ æ æ
A: Ar 6: arm ɑː ɑɹ ɐː
V V 6 run, enough ʌ ʌ ɐ
Q A O not, wasp ɒ ɑ ɔ
O: O or A[2] o: law, caught ɔː ɔ or ɑ
U U U put ʊ ʊ ʊ
u: u }: soon, through u ʉː
@ @ @ about ə ə ə
@ @` @ winner ə ɚ ə

SAMPA: English Diphthongs
SAMPA Examples IPA
RP GenAm AuE RP GenAm AuE
eI eI or e {I day or e æɪ
aI aI Ae my ɑe
OI OI oI boy ɔɪ ɔɪ
@U oU or o @} no əʊ or o əʉ
aU aU {O now æɔ
I@ ir I@ near, here ɪə ɪə
E@ er e: hair, there ɛə
U@ Ur U@ tour ʊə ʊɹ ʊə
ju: ju j}: pupil juː ju jʉː

SAMPA: Other symbols used in transcription of English pronunciation
SAMPA Explanation IPA
" Primary stress (placed before the stressed syllable), for example "happy" /"h{pi/ ˈ
% Secondary stress, for example "battleship" /"b{tl=%SIp/ ˌ
. Syllable separator .
= Syllabic consonant, for example /"rIdn=/ for ridden ◌̩
  1. See bad–lad split for more discussion of this vowel in Australian and English English.
  2. See low back merger for more discussion of this vowel in North American English.

See also

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