IPA vowel chart with audio

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This article provides a chart with audio examples for phonetic vowel symbols. The symbols shown include those of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and added material. The chart is based on the official IPA vowel chart,[1] which maps the vowels according to the position of the tongue.

The International Phonetic Alphabet is an alphabetic system of phonetic notation based primarily on the Latin alphabet. It was devised by the International Phonetic Association as a standardized representation of the sounds of spoken language.[2]

In the IPA, vowel sounds are defined as sound which occurs at a syllable center.[3]

IPA vowel chart with audio
Front Near-​front Central Near-​back Back
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Blank vowel trapezoid.svg
i
y
ɨ
ʉ
ɯ
u
ɪ
ʏ
ɪ̈
ʊ̈
ʊ
e
ø
ɘ
ɵ
ɤ
o
ø̞
ə
ɤ̞
ɛ
œ
ɜ
ɞ
ʌ
ɔ
æ
ɐ
a
ɶ
ä
ɑ
ɒ
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Paired vowels are: unroundedrounded
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Official IPA vowel chart
  2. ^ International Phonetic Association. (1999). Handbook of the International Phonetic Association: A guide to the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  3. ^ International Phonetic Association. (1999). Handbook of the International Phonetic Association: A guide to the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 10.