To be able to read and provide accurate transcriptions of speech sounds is the most fundamental and yet most demanding task facing students of language and linguistics. This App has a unique interface for exploring the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).

- Practice consonants and vowels with this fun and interatcive app.

- Clear graphic, audio and textual descriptions of speech sounds.

- Comprehensive coverage of the consonants, vowels and tonal symbols. Press on the symbols in the charts to see and hear them.

- Cross-section animations illustrate the articulations of the speech sounds.

What’s New

Version 2.22

updated images

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

kanjibox ,


I am educating myself in various topics including correct language articulation as this is vital in vocal communication. Dictionaries use a phonetic alphabet, utilizing characters from type sets of mechanical printing presses for correct pronunciation, which forms a unique language that later developed into the International Phonetic Alphabet.

AV Phonetics offers full comprehension of the International Phonetic Alphabet with charts, audio, animation, and interactive elements; with no required fee or advertisements..

I offer my gratitude and appreciation for this excellent and admirable educational reference application.

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This app is amazing! The interface is neat and it's quite helpful to see the spectrogram. I just wish the pronunciation of non-pulmonic sounds can be added in the future.

notreallythathim ,

Sounds don’t occur

Fantastic app, the only issue I see is that the sounds aren’t working on mine and I’m not sure why.

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