INTERACTIVE VOWEL CHART: LINKS TO VOWEL PRACTICE
Use the video to help you understand the vowel quadrangle diagram below. For more information, you can read additional details about vowels here. Or click on the specific vowels you want to practice in the category list on the right. You can click on the IPA symbols to hear the vowel sounds and sample words in the chart below.
You can read more about the vowel sounds, see sample spellings and words, and hear recordings of the American English vowels here.
Use the diagrams below to compare your native language's vowels to the American English vowels.
American English Vowels.
i عِد /ʕidd/ i: عِيد /ʕiːd/
u عُد /ʕudd/ u: عُود /ʕuːd/ a عَد /ʕadd/ a: عَاد /ʕaːd/
aj عَيْن /ʕajn/
aw عَوْد /ʕawd/
Russian Vowels: Source (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_phonology)
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How to use this page
Find your target sound. Listen to the words. Repeat each word until you are confident in your pronunciation. Use your recording tool to record the sample and your word. Playback and compare. Repeat until your production matches the sample.