Phun with Phonetics

Goal: Identify representative symbols for the sounds of American English in the IPA. Improve accuracy and speed of symbol recognition.

Method: This game asks the player to choose the correct symbol for each audio sample out of four possibilities presented. (Refer to Meier and Armstrong’s interactive IPA chart to familiarize yourself with the symbols/sounds.)

  • Vowels
    You will hear single sounds, diphthongs and triphthongs. Listen carefully — the diphthongs and triphthongs follow a pattern of: extended voicing, shortened voicing, and use in an English word.
  • Consonants
    You will hear each consonant in the initial, medial and final position.