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Pronunciation Respelling Key
Vowels Examples
a bat
ah father
air bear, Mary
ar farther
arr marry
aw bought
ay bait
e bet
eh prestige
ee beat
ee happy, serious
eer beer, nearer
err merry
ew cute, beauty, dew
ewr cure, lure
eye item, yikes
i bit
ih historic
ire hire
irr mirror
o bot
oh boat
oir coir
oo boot, you
oo influence, fruition
oor poor, tourist
or horse, pour, forum
orr moral
ow bout, vow
owr flour
oy choice, boy
u but
uh frustration
ur bird, furry
urr hurry
uu book
uurr courier
y bite, bide
ə about, comma
ər letter
Consonants Examples
b buy
ch church, nature
d dye, ladder
dh thy, this
f fight
g go
gh guess, guitar
h high
j jive
k kite, sky, lock
kh loch, Chanukah
l lie, sly
m my
n nigh
ng ring, singer
nk sink
p pie, spy
r rye, try
s sigh
ss ice, tense
sh shy
t tie, sty, latter
tch church, natural
th thigh
v vine
w wine
wh whine
y you
z zoo
zh pleasure