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Vowels of American English
Click and hear examples of the main vowel sounds used in American English.
Michael Barlow's phonetics exercises
Hypercard stacks you can download for practice with phonetic transcription, and for examples of American and British vowels.
Consonants of American English
Click and hear examples of the consonants of American English.

Phonetic Fonts

International Phonetic Association
Home page for the International Phonetic Association, the developers of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Multiple sources for IPA fonts, for both Mac and Windows.
Yamada IPA Fonts
Download IPA fonts from Yamada Language Center at U Oregon. Mostly for Mac but some for Windows.
SIL Encore IPA Fonts
Free downloadable fonts from the Summer Institute of Linguistics, for both Mac and Windows.


The Sounds of Speech
by Morris Halle (MIT). Identifying sounds, speaking, words in memory.
Places of Articulation
Explains all the major places of articulation for consonants.
Symbols for American English Vowel Sounds
Given in IPA, Sun, IPA-ASCII, Rsynth, and SAMPA formats
Studying Phonetics on the Net
Phones and phonemes of English: includes examples of American and British vowels and consonants. Need help with phoentic transcription? This site has a handy phonetic transcriber. Also includes speech waveform analysis, text-to-speech (TTS) synthesizer.
Center for Spoken Language Understanding (U of Oregon)
Info and links about speech and language technologies.
Sine Wave Replication
A really cool demo on speech perception, brought to you by the Haskins Laboratories.
Georgetown: Phonetics and Phonology Resources
Georgetown University's list of phonetics and phonology links, some of which also appear here.
Speech on the Web
Links to helpful links relating to speech and phonetics.
A Course in Phonetics: Vowels and Consonants
Web supplement to Ladefoged's A Course in Phonetics, 4th ed.
Online Phonetics Course
from University of Lausanne in Switzerland, translated from French
What is "The Science and Technology of Speech and Hearing"?
Describes the relationship between Linguistics, Phonetics, Audiology and Speech Therapy.
Anatomy of the Vocal Tract
Shows you, what else, the anatomy of the vocal tract.
Speech Internet Dictionary
The aim of SID is to provide concise definitions of technical terms used in phonetics, phonology, speech and hearing science and allied disciplines. Description from the site.

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