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Phonetic symbols for English, with Unicode hex numbers

This is the standard set of phonemic symbols for English (RP and similar accents).

Against each symbol, other than standard a—z, you will see its hexadecimal Unicode number. To insert a symbol into a Word document (Word XP 2003 or later), choose a Unicode font that includes IPA. Type or paste in the four-digit hex number as shown, then do Alt-X. Word will transform it into the phonetic symbol in question.

Strictly speaking, you don’t actually need the leading zeroes.

(For those Windows users who do a lot of typing of phonetic symbols, an easier way is to install Mark Huckvale’s Unicode Phonetic Keyboard. Then you can simply select Unicode Phonetic Keyboard on the language bar and type the symbols directly. It also works with other applications, including in particular Powerpoint.)

ppen, copy, happen 
bback, baby, job 
ttea, tight, button 
dday, ladder, odd 
kkey, clock, school 
gget, giggle, ghost0261
church, match, naturet 0283
judge, age, soldierd 0292
ffat, coffee, rough, photo 
vview, heavy, move 
θthing, author, path03B8
ðthis, other, smooth00F0
ssoon, cease, sister 
zzero, music, roses, buzz 
ʃship, sure, national0283
ʒpleasure, vision0292
hhot, whole, ahead 
mmore, hammer, sum
nnice, know, funny, sun
ŋring, anger, thanks, sung014B
llight, valley, feel
rright, wrong, sorry, arrange
jyet, use, beauty, few
wwet, one, when, queen
ʔ(glottal stop)
department, football
ɪkit, bid, hymn, minute026A
edress, bed, head, many
ætrap, bad00E6
ɒlot, odd, wash0252
ʌstrut, mud, love, blood028C
ʊfoot, good, put028A
fleece, sea, machinei 02D0
face, day, breake 026A
price, high, trya 026A
ɔɪchoice, boy 0254 026A
goose, two, blue, groupu 02D0
əʊgoat, show, no0259 028A
mouth, nowa 028A
ɪənear, here, weary026A 0259
square, fair, variouse 0259
ɑːstart, father0251 02D0
ɔːthought, law, north, war0254 02D0
ʊəpoor, jury, cure028A 0259
ɜːnurse, stir, learn, refer025C 02D0
əabout, common, standard0259
ihappy, radiate. glorious
uthank you, influence, situation
suddenly, cottonn 0329
middle, metall 0329
ˈ(stress mark)02C8
ˌ(secondary stress)02CC
rightwards arrow 2192

Document created by J.C.Wells 2008 02 05