International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) Charts

These International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) charts are designed by Eric Armstrong and voiced by Paul Meier (dialect coach and author of the best-selling Accents & Dialects for Stage and Screen). PLEASE NOTE: The charts were designed with Adobe Flash, which, unfortunately, is a deprecated program. So they are not working at the present time. However, we hope to get them back up and running soon. In the meantime, we suggest purchasing the corresponding app for your iPhone or iPad (click here or search the app store for “Interactive IPA”), or Android.

Vowels, consonants, ingressives, suprasegmentals, intonation, diacritics, ejectives, implosives, diphthongs, triphthongs, and clicks are demonstrated. Clicking a chart links you to a Flash animation. (Click here for more information on Flash and why it is being retired. You will still be able to use Flash in certain browsers until January 12, 2021. To guarantee a correct display, verify your browser setting for Adobe Flash Player is “always allowed to run.” Flash will NOT work on Apple mobile devices but might work on other mobile devices, such as Android, depending upon your version and/or whether you have installed the Puffin browser. And if you’re having difficulty displaying the charts in Google Chrome, we suggest Firefox or Internet Explorer.)

The latest version of the IPA Alphabet was published in 1993 (updated most recently in 2015) by the International Phonetic Association. In addition to the official IPA charts, we have also provided a chart demonstrating diphthongs and triphthongs of Standard British English and General American.

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