Sign up ×
English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

How to pronounce "IFRS," International Financial Reporting Standards? Anybody knows its phonetic symbols with IPA symbols?

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

up vote 0 down vote accepted

In American English is pronounced /aɪ ɛf ɑr ɛs/; in British English is pronounced /ʌɪ ɛf ɑː ɛs/.

share|improve this answer
But if it's run together, as in Neil's answer, the 'r' will be sounded between vowels even in non-rhotic accents. – Colin Fine Feb 24 '11 at 18:22

You pronounce it as initials, so in phonetic transcription of typical British English I'd suggest e.g. [ɑjɛfɑɹɛs].

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.