Viv's phonetic symbols (www.vivquarry.com)

Vowel sounds

Viv's symbol

Dictionary

symbol

Example word

Viv's symbol

Dictionary

symbol

Example word

EEE

i:

sheep /SHEEEP/

/Si:p/

ER

:

per /PER/

/p:/

I

I

sit /SIT/

/sIt/

UH

ago /UHGOW/

/gU/

E

e

ten /TEN/

/ten/

AY

eI

page /PAYDJ/

/peIdZ/

A

hat /HAT/

/ht/

OW

U

home /HOWM/

/hUm/

AR

A:

arm /ARM/

/A:m/

AI

aI

five /FAIV/

/faIv/

O

got /GOT/

/gt/

AU

aU

now /NAU/

/naU/

OR

:

saw /SOR/

/s:/

OI

I

join /DJOIN/

/dZIn/

UW

U

put /PUWT/

/pUt/

EER

I

near /NEER/

/nI/

OO

u:

too /TOO/

/tu:/

AIR

e

hair /HAIR/

/he/

U

cup /KUP/

/kp/

YUR

U

pure /PYUR/

/pU/

EE

i

happy /HAPEE/

/hpi/

 

 

 

Consonant sounds

P

p

pen /PEN/*

S

s

so /SOW/*

B

b

bad /BAD/*

Z

z

zoo /ZOO/*

T

t

tea /TEE/*

SH

S

she /SHEE/

/Si/

D

d

did /DID/*

ZH

Z

vision /VIZHUN/

/viZn/

K

k

cat /KAT/*

H

h

how /HAU/*

G

g

got /GOT/*

M

m

man /MAN/*

TCH

tS

chin /TCHIN/

/tSin/

N

n

no /NOW/*

DJ

dZ

Judge /DJUDJ/

/dZdZ/

N

sing /SI/

/siN/

F

f

fall /FORL/*

L

l

leg /LEG/*

V

v

voice /VOIS/*

R

r

red /RED/*

θ

θ

thin /θIN/*

Y

j

yes /YES/

/jes/

DZ

D

then /DZEN/

/Den/

W

w

wet /WET/*

 

The first word between slashes ( /***/ ) is an example of Viv's phonetic symbols (in red). On the line below is the same word in standard phonetic script. However, in some dictionaries these symbols may be slightly different.

 

 * The consonant sound (in bold) is the same in both Viv's and standard phonetic script, but vowel sounds will usually be written differently in the dictionary.

 

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