Pronunciation Guide

 

Symbol Sample word

 

pat (pt)

pay (p)

care (kr)

father (fthr)

b bib (bb)

ch church (chrch)

d deed (dd)

pet (pt)

bee (b)

f phase (fz)

g gaff (gf)

h hat (ht)

hw which (hwch, wch)

pit (pt)

pie (p) by (b)

pier (pr)

j judge (jj)

k cat (kt)

l lid (ld)

m macaw (m-k)

n no (n)

ng thing (thng)

pot (pt)

toe (t)

for (fr) caught (kt)

oi noise (noiz)

took (tk)

boot (bt)

ou out (out)

p pop (pp)

r right (rt)

s sage (sj)

sh ship (shp)

t stop (stp)

th thin (thn)

th this (ths)

cut (kt)

r word (wrd) heard (hrd)

v valve (vlv)

w with (wth, wth)

y yes (ys)

z zebra (zbr)

zh vision (vzhn) pleasure (plzhr)

about (-bout) circus (srks)

r butter (btr)

 

Stress

 

Primary stress

biology (b-l-j)

 

Secondary stress

biological (b-lj-kl)