Unicode IPA æ

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International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a phonetic (pronunciation) notation designed for all human languages.

IPA Symbols

ɑ æ ɛ ɪ ə ᴧ ɝ ɔ ʊ ː

American Phonetic Symbols

ā ä ē ĕ ī ĭ ō ŏ ȯ ô û ü
IPAAHDMWSample Words
ɑːäädark, heart, park, car, hark, father
ɑŏ'ädot, pot, hot, pop, bob, body
æaadad, bad, at, bat, pal, pat, add, cat, fat
ɛĕebet, pepper, desk,fetch, neck
eɪāāray, A, H, eight, take, date, bake, pain
ɪĭ'iit, dig, pig, drink
iːēēeat, pee, see, heat, beat
oōōpole, dole, dough, oh
ɔːôȯwalk, talk, saw, Paul
ɝûəwork, were, bird, dirt, nurse, stir, courage
ᴧŭəbut, butt, bud
ʊo͝ou̇took, book, look, hook, cook, hood, foot, good, put
uo͞oütwo, spook, shoot, hoot,goose, influence,
aɪīīdie, kite, like, light, I, high, try
aʊouau̇vow, bow
IPAAHDMWSample Words

IPA is used by Oxford dictionaries and basically all dictionaries around the world, except American. American dictionaries each cook up a idiosyncratic scheme. The Longman dictionary of American English uses IPA, a exception to the rule.

See also: Unicode Latin

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