[TSL3104 Phonetics and Phonology] Consonants


The following table displays and describes the different IPA consonants. Click on a symbol to hear an audio clip. (Note: The audio clips may not play well in the media bar of Internet Explorer. Use another player or download the links to disk.)

Consonant Description Example
[p] stop-plosive consonant, unvoiced as in pet
[b] stop-plosive consonant, voiced as in bet
[t] stop-plosive consonant, unvoiced as in ten
[d] stop-plosive consonant, voiced as in den
[k] stop-plosive consonant, unvoiced as in kit
[g] stop-plosive consonant, voiced as in give
[m] nasal consonant as in me
[n] nasal consonant as in neat
(character not available) nasal consonant (eng) as in hung
[f] fricative consonant, unvoiced as in feet
[v] fricative consonant, voiced as in vain
(character not available) fricative consonant, unvoiced as in think
(character not available) fricative consonant, voiced as in then
[s] fricative consonant, unvoiced as in sea
[z] fricative consonant, voiced as in zip
(character not available) fricative consonant, unvoiced (esh) as in she
(character not available) fricative consonant, voiced as in azure
[h] fricative consonant, unvoiced as in heat
[l] lateral consonant as in lift
[r] glide as in rose
[j] glide (yot) as in yes
[w] glide, voiced as in were
[hw] glide, unvoiced as in when
(character not available) combination consonant, unvoiced as in chill
(character not available) combination consonant, voiced as in jet

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