In this section, you will find my tutorial for the International Phonetic Alphabet. Since I use this notation system quite frequently on this blog, I’ve included a step-by-step introduction to this often misunderstood writing system.
I have broken this tutorial up into four parts:
- Lesson One: The vowels symbols of the IPA
- Lesson Two: The consonant symbols of the IPA
- Lesson Three: How consonant symbols are used for the English Language
- Lesson Four: Some important terminology for understanding the IPA
This is not a complete guide to the IPA. As your knowledge of this unusual alphabet becomes more advanced, I would recommend reading more scholarly resources on the IPA.
Ready to get started? Then proceed to the start of the tutorial.