IPA phoneme /p/

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p

put /pʊt/

In English, both in Received Pronunciation and in General American, the IPA phonetic symbol /p/ corresponds to the initial consonant sound in words like "put", and "play" and the final one in "keep" and "type".

/p/ is an unvoiced consonant; its voiced counterpart is IPA phoneme /b/.

Common words[edit]

Some common words which practice the initial pronunciation of /p/ include the following:

  • part - pause - people - place - problem -put

Some common words which practice the mid-position pronunciation of /p/ include the following:

  • appear - opinion - report - trasport

Some common words which practice the final pronunciation of /p/ include the following:

  • develop - help - hope - shape - shop - stop - type - wipe

Anomaly: hiccough (preferred spelling is "hiccup")

Anticipated pronunciation difficulties depending on L1[edit]

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