Linguistics 103: Phonetic Charts
Department of Linguistics
Chart for practicing English broad transcription. With sound files.
IPA sounds in General
These are expanded versions of the
official IPA chart,
created for my own students:
Sounds that I don't include in my production and dictation exams are shown in italics.
However, there are sounds on these charts (written with digraphs or diacritics) that aren't on the IPA charts.
The vowel chart is a bit controversial, since (unlike the IPA chart), all rows and columns are labeled. I think this is an improvement over the original, but bear in mind it is not genuine IPA.
I've included the original Word versions of these files, in case you'd like to customize the charts in preparing the phonetic charts for your term paper. (click here or here for free word processors that can read Word files.). I've also included PDF versions, readable on all computers with the Adobe Reader.
There are sound files, with my own personal rendition, for both consonants and vowels. The sound files for consonants are part of the chart, whereas the sound files for vowels are a separate Web page.
Note: to read these charts you may need to download the (free)
|Vowels:||[PDF format]||[Word format]||[Web page, with BH sound files]|
|Consonants||[PDF format]||[Word format]|
My page of on-line practice items
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