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Phonetic transcriptions

Source:
Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

Phonetic transcriptions

The letters used to indicate pronunciations are those of the ordinary English alphabet with their normal values. The following special cases should be mentioned:

ǝ

the indeterminate sound as in garden and porter

ah

as in dark

aw

as in awful and born

dh

as in this

iy

as in ice

oh

as in bone

oo

as in boot

oo-ǝ

as in sure

ow

as in cow

uh

as in book

zh

as in measure

Primary stress is indicated by bold type, e.g. the noun project is given as proj-ekt, and the verb as prǝ-jekt.