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). The charts are also available as an app for your iPhone or iPad (click here or search the app store for “Interactive IPA”) and as an Android app. Or click here to purchase the charts in a CD-ROM for PC or Mac.

Vowels, consonants, ingressives, suprasegmentals, intonation, diacritics, ejectives, implosives, diphthongs, triphthongs, and clicks are demonstrated. Clicking a chart links you to a Flash animation. (Get Flashplayer free. And 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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