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Stress marks: [bold type] indicates the primary stressed syllable, as in news‧pa‧per  [nooz-pey-per] and in‧for‧ma‧tion  [in-fer-mey-shuhn]
CONSONANTS
[b]boy, baby, rob
[d]do, ladder, bed
[f]food, offer, safe
[g]get, bigger, dog
[h]happy, ahead
[j]jump, budget, age
[k]can, speaker, stick
[l]let, follow, still
[m]make, summer, time
[n]no, dinner, thin
[ng]singer, think, long
[p]put, apple, cup
[r]run, marry, far, store
[s]sit, city, passing, face
[sh]she, station, push
[t]top, better, cat
[ch]church, watching, nature, witch
[th]thirsty, nothing, math
[th]this, mother, breathe
[v]very, seven, love
[w]wear, away
[hw]where, somewhat
[y]yes, onion
[z]zoo, easy, buzz
[zh]measure, television, beige
VOWELS
[a]apple, can, hat
[ey]aid, hate, day
[ah]arm, father, aha
[air]air, careful, wear
[aw]all, or, talk, lost, saw
[e]ever, head, get
[ee]eat, see, need
[eer]ear, hero, beer
[er]teacher, afterward, murderer
[i]it, big, finishes
[ahy]I, ice, hide, deny
[o]odd, hot, waffle
[oh]owe, road, below
[oo]ooze, food, soup, sue
[oo]good, book, put
[oi]oil, choice, toy
[ou]out, loud, how
[uh]up, mother, mud
[uh]about, animal, problem, circus
[ur]early, bird, stirring
FOREIGN SOUNDS
[a]Fr. ami
[kh]Scot. loch, Ger. ach or ich
[œ]Fr. feu, Ger. schön
[r]Fr. au revoir, Yiddish rebbe
[uh]Fr. oeuvre
[y]Fr. tu, Ger. über
SAMPLE NASALIZED VOWELS
[an]Fr. bien
[ahn]Fr. croissant
[awn]Fr. bon
[œn]Fr. parfum
[in]Port. Prīncipe
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