Pronunciation Guide for take ==> (v) (t ei1 k)

The word is pronounced using the phonemes set as shown above.

The tables blow show a comparision of phonemes symbols used in IPA, Oxford OALD dictionary, and Arpabet CMU dictionaries), and examples. The number 0, 1, 2 appended to each phoneme means the stress level: 0 or blank = No stress, 1 = Primary Stress, 2 = Secondary Stress.

Vowels

IPAOxfordArpabet (CMU)Examples
aAEat, cat, bad
aaAA Rcart, calm, father
auAWcow, how, found
aiAYhide, my, price
or eEHEd, bed, net
@AH(schwa) about, away, comma
@@ERhurt, nurse, her
eiEYdate, fate, day
iIHit, sit, bit
iiIYeat, meet, see
oAAodd, hot, wash
ooAOport, ought, four
oiOYtoy, boy, choice
ouOWno, goat, show
uUHbook, put, hood
uhAHhut, cup, fun
uuUWtwo, boot, rule
e@ (r)EH (R)where, hair, air
i@ (r)IH (R)near, here, pier
u@ (r)UH (R)pure, tourist, sure

Consonants

IPAOxfordCMUExamples
bBbe
chCHcheese, chip, chin
dDdog
dhDHthen, this, thee
fFfee
gGgreen
hHHhe
jhJHjam, judge, large
yYyet, use, yellow
kKkey
lLlee
mMme
nNknee, now, not
ngNGsing, ring, long
pPpee
rRread
sSsea
shSHshe, ship, show
tTtea
thTHthin, thick, think
vVvee
wWwe
zZzee, zoo
zhZHpleasure, vision, seizure

Reference:

  • Arpabet
  • The sounds of English and the International Phonetic Alphabet
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