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Interactive phonemic chart: American English

Adrian Underhill's Interactive phonemic chart! This excellent teaching tool can be played full-screen and gives clear audio examples of the English phoneme set.

Note: The chart is flash-based and may take a couple of minutes to appear the first time you visit this page. Please be patient – it's worth the wait! Because this is a flash-based chart it means you may not be able to open this on a mobile device. If this is the case, we recommend you use the chart in our Macmillan Sounds app which you can downoad here.

Click on this link to view the chart in full screen

Click on this link to go to the British English phonemic chart

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Readers' comments (2)

  • I was unable to identify the word that is immediately above the word "father".

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  • Hi,
    Thanks for getting back too us. That is the phoneme /ɔː/ and the word is Court as in Tennis court.
    Hope that helps,
    The onestopenglish team

  • What is the word with the phoneme /?/? I can't identify it.

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  • Hi,
    We are really sorry but you might have typed the phoneme and it appears as a question mark on the page. We don't know which phoneme you are referring to. Hope you see this comment and let us know.
    The onestopenglish team

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