Help:IPA for Esperanto

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The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents Esperanto pronunciations in Wikipedia articles.

See Esperanto phonology for a more thorough look at the sounds of Esperanto.

Consonants
IPA Examples English approximation
b bela best
t͡s enciklopedio pizza
t͡ʃ ĉar cheese
d devi debt
f fero face
ɡ gumo go
d͡ʒ ĝeni Jane
h havi high
x monaĥo loch
j jaro you
ʒ heredaĵo vision
k kilo keen
l lerni lean
m mapo mother
n nazo need
p perlo pearl
r resti rabbit
s sekvi sell
ʃ ŝelko shadow
t teritorio territory
v valvo valve
z zinko zinc
Vowels
IPA Examples English approximation
a sana father
e bele bell
i vidi seat
o modo more
u ŝutu shoot
 
Diphthongs
IPA Examples English approximation
ai̯ pajlo; gaja; veraj bye
au̯ dri; na; hodi about
ei̯ vejno; lernejo bay
eu̯ fdo; ropo (no equivalent)
oi̯ sojlo; vojo; kukoj boy
ui̯ tuj; Francujo; kiuj (no equivalent)