IPA transcription practice

Use this page to practice your IPA transcription of American English. Random example words have been selected from the Buckeye Corpus.*

  1. Listen to the example as many times as you want.
  2. write your transcription of the token on a piece of paper.
  3. click "show word" to see what English word is being said in the example.
  4. click "show IPA" to see the transcription that was given in the corpus.
  5. click "show phrase" to see the phase in which the word was spoken.


Example 1




*Pitt, M.A., Dilley, L., Johnson, K., Kiesling, S., Raymond, W., Hume, E. and Fosler-Lussier, E. (2007) Buckeye Corpus of Conversational Speech (2nd release) [www.buckeyecorpus.osu.edu] Columbus, OH: Department of Psychology, Ohio State University (Distributor).