Pronunciation Key
ăpat
āpay
ârcare
äfather
bbib
chchurch
ddeed, milled
ĕpet
ēbee
ffife, phase, rough
ggag
hhat
hwwhich
ĭpit
īpie, by
îrpier
jjudge
kkick, cat, pique
llid, needle (nēd'l)
mmum
nno, sudden (sŭd'n)
ngthing
ŏpot
ōtoe
ôcaught, paw, for, horrid, hoarse
oinoise
ʊtook
ūboot
ouout
ppop
rroar
ssauce
shship, dish
ttight, stopped
ththin
ththis
ŭcut
ûrurge, term, firm, word, heard
vvalve
wwith
yyes
zzebra, xylem
zhvision, pleasure, garage
əabout, item, edible, gallop, circus
ərbutter
Foreign
œFrench feu, German schön; French oeuf, German zwölf
üFrench tu, German über
KHGerman ich; German ach, Scottish loch
NFrench bon (N)
Stress marks: ' (primary); ' (secondary), as in dictionary (dĭk'shə-nĕr'ē)

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