Phonemic Chart Keyboard

Type in phonetic symbols and learn English pronunciation

- British vowels - American vowels - show hints
single vowels
ɪ i: ʊ u:
ship sheep book shoot
e ɜ: ə ɔ:
left her teacher door
æ ʌ ɒ ɑ:
hat up on far
wait coin like
ɪə ʊə
hair here tourist
əʊ /
show mouth  
unvoiced consonants
p f θ t s ʃ ʧ k
pea free thing tree see sheep cheese coin
voiced consonants
b v ð d z ʒ ʤ g
boat video this dog zoo television joke go
m n ŋ h w l r j
mouse now thing hope we love run you
. ˈ ˌ : ʔ ˑ

The phonemic chart contains the 44 sounds of spoken English. It is an excellent tool for both learning and teaching about English pronunciation, but there is no easy way to type the phonemes with a normal keyboard. Use this site to "type" the characters by clicking with your mouse. You can then copy and paste to your software of choice, or even export the characters as an image using the save as image button.


Type in phonemic characters

  1. Click on the symbols with your mouse to spell out your word.
  2. Copy them from the textfield below.
  3. If using Word or another word processor, select a unicode font : usually Gentium, Arial Unicode MS or Lucida Sans Unicode.
  4. Paste into your software.

You can also save your word as a png image file (click save as image).

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