This page transcribes words to and from Received English (RP) pronunciation, which is the pronunciation scheme most dictionaries use. You can type in any word in either English (Roman alphabet) letters or phonemic script, and it will do its best to transcribe it for you. It is based on data provided by the Regular English Pronunciation project.
If you are a student or teacher of English as a second language, or anyone interested in the phonology of English, it is highly recommended that you learn the phonemic chart.
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This is how to write WAS in phonemic script:
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