International Phonetic Alphabet(IPA)

The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a dialect-neutral guide to English pronunciation devised by the International Phonetic Association.

A guide to general American pronunciations based on the IPA can be found in 'A Pronouncing Dictionary of American English', by John S. Kenyon and Thomas A. Knott. Published by Merriam-Webster, 1944.

Use the IPAchart to hear what each symbol sounds like.