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PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY

International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)

Jonathan Harrington

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International Phonetic Alphabet
Revised to 2005

Practice Words for IPA Transcription

The following nonsense words have been provided as samples of the IPA sounds used in the context of other IPA sounds. You should listen carefully to these words and try to hear the individual sounds in each word. Compare what you hear with the same sounds in the vowel and consonant tables. The only symbols used in these word lists are the symbols shown in red in the IPA tables.

MONOSYLLABLES (1-50)

1   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɬuç] 26   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [waç]
2   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [jøk] 27   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɮoθ]
3   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ʈuʒ] 28   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [θuχ]
4   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɖoʈ] 29   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ʁeŋ]
5   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [vjɛɬ] 30   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɮatʼ]
6   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɡuʃp] 31   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [wɑç]
7   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [tɔpʼ] 32   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ǀɔr̥]
8   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [çøǀ] 33   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [r̥ɛθ]
9   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɮeɲ] 34   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [wɔkʼ]
10   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɳuʒ] 35   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɓɛʈ]
11   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [kʼɛpʼ] 36   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [χɛɳ]
12   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [bɑɬ] 37   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɮaǁ]
13   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [mytʼ] 38   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɗɑʈ]
14   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [røθ] 39   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [tʼɑf]
15   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɲeʃ] 40   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɳepʼ]
16   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [jiχ] 41   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [çɯɖ ]
17   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [pʰyr] 42   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [del]
18   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɗɑǁ] 43   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [kʼøk]
19   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ʂɑʁ] 44   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ʒiç]
20   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [vy] 45   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ʈʰuk]
21   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [tʼaθ] 46   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [tʰɔʈ]
22   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɓɑɡ] 47   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ǃeð]
23   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [nɯt] 48   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [çɛθ]
24   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɮøb] 49   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [kutʼ]
25   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɡɛt] 50   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [riʒ]

MONOSYLLABLES (51-100)

51   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɬøɖ ] 76   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ʃyʁ]
52   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [bɛǃ] 77   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɳaʒ]
53   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ʂipʼ] 78   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ǀyɳ]
54   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ǀɯǃ] 79   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɖɔn]
55   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [dakʼ] 80   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ʈuχ]
56   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɓɑr̥] 81   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [vuʈ]
57   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [sɛkʼ] 82   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [dub]
58   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [byɬ] 83   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɓyɬ]
59   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ʁɔχ] 84   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ʃɑʒ]
60   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [kor] 85   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ʒɛpʼ]
61   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɗyk] 86   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɲuʈ]
62   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [jotʼ] 87   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɡyǀ]
63   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [r̥øb] 88   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [pɑpʼ]
64   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [jupʼ] 89   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ŋyɬ]
65   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɖøv] 90   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [tʰøɖ ]
66   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [toǁ] 91   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ðɑr̥]
67   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɖoŋ] 92   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [bur]
68   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [kʼɑk] 93   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɖyǁ]
69   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ʂeʂ] 94   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ʂeǃ]
70   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [kyr] 95   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɖoʒ]
71   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɬɑç] 96   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ðɯm]
72   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [sɛk] 97   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɡiθ]
73   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [jiɲ] 98   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ʐod]
74   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ʁɛŋ] 99   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ǀom]
75   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɲem] 100   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [baɲ]

DISYLLABLES

1   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [tʼɑǀɑf] 11   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ʐyχɮev] 21   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [veɲsɑd]
2   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [mɑtʼaç] 12   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [mɛɮkʼɯt] 22   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [fyrok]
3   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ŋepjyr] 13   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ʐɔŋʂøb] 23   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [fɛθɬoʂ]
4   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [tʼyɡob] 14   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [pʼuɖved] 24   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [r̥ɔðɑɲ]
5   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [byʁeʂ] 15   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [mɛǁrɔk] 25   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [χɛɡɔʈ]
6   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ʈʰuŋtɯp] 16   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [mɯǀr̥ob] 26   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɮoɮɲol]
7   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɗaǁrot] 17   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [mɔʐɮeð] 27   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [çoloʁ]
8   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [bupʼɛr̥] 18   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [rɛʐɛʁ] 28   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [wɛθǁatʼ]
9   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [tɔpɔð] 19   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [kɛfas] 29   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [θyɖɑʐ]
10   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [dyðkʼytʼ] 20   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [ɖɔçwɔr] 30   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  [dyvɯθ]