Nu English Phonetic Reference  v0.2

Vowels


Nu English

IPA

ASCII

examples

listen

u

ʌ

^

cup, luck

Amer

Italic a

ɑ:

a:

arm, father

Amer / Brit

a

æ

@

cat, black

Amer

e

e

e

met, bed

Amer

Italic e

Ə

..

away, cinema

Amer

Italic er

ɜ:ʳ

e:(r)

turn, learn

Amer / Brit

i

ɪ

i

hit, sitting

Amer

ee

i:

i:

see, heat

Amer

o

ɒ

o

hot, rock

Amer / Brit

au

ɔ:

o:

call, four

Amer / Brit

uu

ʊ

u

put, could

Amer

Italic uu

u:

u:

blue, food

Amer

ie

aɪ

ai

five, eye

Amer

ou

aʊ

au

now, out

Amer

ae

eɪ

ei

say, eight

Amer

oe

oʊ

ou

go, home

Amer

oi

ɔɪ

oi

boy, join

Amer

Italic ar

eəʳ

e..(r)

where, air

Amer / Brit

Italic ir

ɪəʳ

i..(r)

near, here

Amer / Brit

Italic ur

ʊəʳ

u..(r)

pure, tourist

Amer / Brit

 
 
 
 


Consonants

N.E.

IPA

ASCII

examples

listen

b

b

b

bad, lab

Amer

d

d

d

did, lady

Amer

f

f

f

find, if

Amer

g

g

g

give, flag

Amer

h

h

h

how, hello

Amer

y

j

j

yes, yellow

Amer

k

k

k

cat, back

Amer

l

l

l

leg, little

Amer

m

m

m

man, lemon

Amer

n

n

n

no, ten

Amer

ng

ŋ

N

sing, finger

Amer

p

p

p

pet, map

Amer

r

r

r

red, try

Amer

s

s

s

sun, miss

Amer

sh

ʃ

S

she, crash

Amer

t

t

t

tea, getting

Amer

ch

tʃ

tS

check, church

Amer

th

θ

th

think, both

Amer

v

v

v

voice, five

Amer

w

w

w

wet, window

Amer

z

z

z

zoo, lazy

Amer

zh

ʒ

Z

pleasure, vision

Amer

j

dʒ

dZ

just, large

Amer

kw

k_w

kw

quick,quiz

Amer

wh

M

hw

whale

Amer




Special Symbols


IPA

ASCII

what it means

ˈ

'

' is placed before the stressed syllable in a word. For example, ['kon tr@kt] is pronounced like this, and [k..n 'tr@kt] like that.

r

ʳ

(r)

[ka:(r)] means [ka:r] in American English, and [ka:] in British English.

i

i

i(:)

i(:) means something between i: and i. Examples: very ['veri(:)], ability [.. 'biliti(:)], previous ['pri:vi(:)..s].

@l

əl

.l

.l shows that the consonant l is pronounced as a syllable (it sounds like a vowel). Examples: little ['lit.l], uncle ['^Nk.l].

@n

ən

.n

.n shows that the consonant n is pronounced as a syllable. Examples: written ['rit.n], listen ['lis.n].


Key

And a tip of the hat to Initial Teaching Alphabet.

History Version
0.2a   28Sept2011

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