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IPA Trainer - Helping you practice and transcribe phonetics

Most popular consonant tables:
   Practice or transcribe All characters (Rasmus Rimestad) - 12863990 visits
   Practice or transcribe 9a (Claire Timmins) - 2433289 visits
   Practice or transcribe Bsc1 IPA (Claire Timmins) - 1483761 visits
   Practice or transcribe American English (Yasuo Nakajima) - 1433700 visits
   Practice or transcribe English (Rasmus Rimestad) - 1355230 visits
   Practice or transcribe Deutsch (Simone Falk) - 1206964 visits
   Practice or transcribe Occitan (Daniela Müller) - 1166412 visits
   Practice or transcribe Australian English... (Catherine Easton) - 859893 visits
   Practice or transcribe British English Cons... (Carolin Esser) - 815847 visits
   Practice or transcribe test (Rasmus Rimestad) - 666570 visits

Most popular vowel trapeziums:
   Practice or transcribe All vowels (Rasmus Rimestad) - 716362 visits
   Practice or transcribe English vowels (Cindy Blanco) - 265897 visits
   Practice or transcribe Deutsch (Simone Falk) - 247134 visits
   Practice or transcribe Vowels (Michael Kiefte) - 238648 visits
   Practice or transcribe American English vow... (Heidi Lorimor) - 235928 visits
   Practice or transcribe English 1104/2104 Vo... (Christophe dos Santos) - 181765 visits
   Practice or transcribe Occitan (Daniela Müller) - 168058 visits
   Practice or transcribe Australian English v... (Andrea Schalley) - 160042 visits
   Practice or transcribe LING201 (Andrew Carnie) - 111119 visits
   Practice or transcribe PLA2 (Andy) - 109733 visits

Phonetics is the study of the sounds of human speech. This site aims at helping people interested in phonetics to practice and transcribe the characters of the IPA. The site also includes the IPA Writer, which is an immensely valuable tool which can be used to transcribe and For discussing phonetics or other linguistics, we provide the IPA Forum.

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Since all the symbols in the IPA are not relevant to all languages, IPA Trainer offers the opportunity for anyone to register and customise their own IPA table(s) and then practice them themselves, or direct their students to those/that table(s).

If you want an introduction to customising your own IPA table, click here

If you want to practice IPA characters, you have the following opportunities:
  • If a teacher gave you a username...
    The URL to directly access it is where "username" has to be replaced with your lecturer's username. To go directly there, enter his/her username in the text box below, and click OK:

    Enter the username here to access his/her page:

  • If you forgot your teacher's username...
    Please enter parts of or the entire name of him/her below, and click "Search".


  • If no one you know of has created an IPA table for you to practice...
    You can search for consonant tables. To search for table, enter something you are searching for in the text box below:

    Consonant table:
    Vowel trapezium:
    Or you can register and customise your own IPA table. To register, click here

This system was programmed by Rasmus Rimestad 2008