[Discovery] Mouth Positions


American English Pronunciation :: Mouth Positions

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Vowels:
ɑ, æ, ε, ɪ, i, u, ɜ, ɔ, ʊ, ʌ, ə

Diphthongs:
, , ɔɪ, , , ju

Consonants:
d,t, v, f, b, p, g, k, θ, ð, z, s, ʃ, ʒ, ʧ, ʤ, h, ɹ, j, m, n, ŋ, l, w

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Vowels

[ɑ] … ‘ah’ as in ‘father’

[æ] … ‘aa’ as in ‘bat’

[ε] … ‘eh’ as in ‘bed’

[ɪ] … ‘ih’ as in ‘sit’

[i] … ‘ee’ as in ‘she’

[u] … ‘oo’ as in ‘boo’

[ɜ] … ‘ur’ as in ‘her’

[ɔ] … ‘aw’ as in ‘law’

[ʊ] … ‘uh’ as in ‘pull’

[ʌ] … ‘uh’ as in ‘butter’

[ə] … ‘uh’ as in ‘supply’

Diphthongs

[aʊ] … ‘ow’ as in ‘now’

[oʊ] … ‘oh’ as in ‘no’

[ɔɪ] … ‘oy’ as in ‘toy’

[aɪ] … ‘ai’ as in ‘buy’

[eɪ] … ‘ay’ as in ‘say’

[ju] … ‘ew’ as in ‘few’

Consonants

[d] … ‘d’ as in ‘dime’ & [t] … ‘t’ as in ‘time’

[v] … ‘v’ as in ‘van’ & [f] … ‘f’ as in ‘fan’

[b] … ‘b’ as in ‘bit’ & [p] … ‘p’ as in ‘pit’

[g] … ‘g’ as in ‘gap’ & [k] … ‘k’ as in ‘cap’

[θ] … ‘th’ as in ‘thin’ & [ð] … ‘th’ as in ‘this’

[z] … ‘z’ as in ‘zip’ & [s] … ‘s’ as in ‘sip’

[ʃ] … ‘sh’ as in ‘ship’ & [ʒ] … ‘dj’ as in ‘measure’

[ʧ] … ‘ch’ as in ‘char’ & [ʤ] … ‘j’ as in ‘jar’

[h] … ‘h’ as in ‘hi’

[ɹ] … ‘r’ as in ‘run’

[j] … ‘y’ as in ‘yes’

[m] … ‘m’ as in ‘map’

[n] … ‘n’ as in ‘nap’

[ŋ] … ‘ng’ as in ‘sing’

[l] … ‘l’ as in ‘lap’

[w] … ‘w’ as in ‘will’

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