Talk:International Phonetic Alphabet/Archive 1

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The IPA asks that one acknowledge them in using their IPA chart. This is followed by an address. It seems possible that one has to find out what they mean before copying it.

Further, the chart of symbols is not on their home page, as this article indicates. A click on the link to the homepage, included in this article, shows this. RoseParks

What about clicking on alphabet on the home page? I suppose acknowledging means giving the link the information come from. --HJH
Is there a way someone can textify this thing? Ill give it a shot.-豎眩

How's this? --Morwen

IPA table in text

Consonants (Pulmonic)

Bilabial Labiodental Dental Alveolar Postalveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyngeal Glottal
Plosive p b t d ƫ ɗ c ɟ k g q ɢ ʔ
Nasal m ɱ n ɳ ɲ ŋ ɴ
Trill ʙ r ʀ
Tap or Flap ɾ ɼ
Fricative ɸ β f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ ʂ ʐ ç ʝ x ɣ χ ʁ ħ ˁ h ɦ
Lateral fricative ɬ ɮ
Approximant ɺ ɹ ɻ j ɰ
Lateral approximant l ɭ ʎ ʟ

Consonants (non-pulmonic)

Clicks Voiced implosives Ejectives
ʘ Bilabial ɓ Bilabial ʼ as in:
ǀ Dental ɗ Dental/alveolar Bilabial
ǃ Alveolar (retroflex) ʄ Palatal Dental/aveolar
ǂ Palatoaveolar (alveolar) ɠ Velar Velar
ǁ Aveolar lateral (lateral) ʛ Uvular Alveolar fricative


Front Central Back
Close i y ɨ ʉ ɯ u
ɪ ʏ ʊ
Close-mid e ø ɘ ɵ ɤ o
Mid ə
Open-mid ɛ œ ɜ ɞ ʌ ɔ
æ ɐ
Open a ɶ ɑ ɒ

Other Symbols

ʍ Voiceless labial-velar fricative
w Voiced labial-velar approximant
ɥ Voiced labial-palatal approximant
ʜ Voiceless epiglottal fricative
ʢ Voiced epiglottal fricative
ʢ Epiglottal plosive
ɕ ʑ Alveolo-palatal fricatives
ɺ Alveolar lateral flap
ɧ Simeltaneous ʃ and x


ˈ Primary stress
ˌ Secondary stress
ː Long
ˑ Half-long
˘ Extra-short
. Syllable break

This won't render properly in IE, which most people use. Dysprosia 09:32, 2 Aug 2003 (UTC)

Define 'won't render properly'. Is this just a font thing?
Yes, if you set the font to Arial Unicode, it works in I.E., but most ppl (99.99%) don't do that or don't have that font installed. On the other hand, it works perfectly w/out adjustment in Mozilla. --Menchi 09:58, Aug 2, 2003 (UTC)
How does one set IE's font in this way? -- Chiapr

Alpha Bravo Charlie

Just wondering, I've always thought the International Phonetic Alphabet was "Alpha/Bravo/Charlie" etc. I'm obviously wrong. What do I call what I'm thinking of? and maybe there should be a link at the bottom of this page for disambiguation? --Neolux 09:54, 2 Aug 2003 (UTC)

You are not alone at all. You're thinking of NATO. And because it's so common a misconception, the disambiguity block is at the top of the page in italics. --Menchi 09:56, Aug 2, 2003 (UTC)
Oh. Yes. It was highlighted and right in front of me and so obviously placed that I completely ignored it and read everything below it. Sorry about that, and thank you for directing me to the right place. --Neolux 10:04, 2 Aug 2003 (UTC)
Anytime. I've made it easier to see. Admittedly, the original disambiguity wasn't too revealing. --Menchi 10:05, Aug 2, 2003 (UTC)


Does anyone have some kind of list of usage examples? For example like you see in a dictionary: (symbol, words) z, _z_one, rai_se_

Here: SAMPA Chart. --Menchi 23:20, 7 Nov 2003 (UTC)