Vowels and Consonants | Learn English | British English Pronunciation

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Let’s look at the vowel and consonant sounds in the British English phonetic chart, shall we?
This is the British English IPA chart. It contains forty-four of the IPA symbols. Each symbol represents a distinct sound.
The chart is divided up into three main sections.
The top half of the chart shows the vowel sounds. There are 20 vowel sounds on the chart.
The bottom section of the chart shows the consonant sounds. There are 24 consonant sounds on the chart.
There are twenty-one consonant letters in the English alphabet.
These are, B, C, D, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q, R, S, T, V, X, Z, and usually W and Y.
The letter Y can be both a consonant, as in the word yolk, and a vowel, as in the word myth and the word funny.
/jəʊk/ /mɪθ/ /ˈfʌnɪ/
The letter W can also be a vowel sound in very rare words such as those borrowed from the Welsh, as in cwm.
cwm /ku:m/
Though there are just twenty-one consonant letters in the English alphabet, there are twenty-four consonant symbols on the British English IPA chart.
Remember that the symbols on the chart represent sounds not letters of the alphabet.
IPA symbols are normally written between forward slashes // to distinguish them from letters of the alphabet.
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