The English Pronunciation / International Phonetic Alphabet Anki Deck
Use this flashcard deck along with my video series on YouTube to quickly learn the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). This deck contains 121 cards that cover the following topics:
• Each sound in the English language (50 facts, 100 cards) with a recording, examples of each sound, the IPA symbol, and notes (for the consonants) about Place/Voicing/Manner. Vowels are based on General American pronunciation, though I include the main vowels/diphthongs of Received Pronunciation (“British” English).
• Three utility symbols of the IPA (symbols for long, primary stress, and syllable mark)
• The places used in English (9 of them, with pictures)
• The manners (9 of them, with written descriptions/examples)
I have a free demo deck over here so you can try it out ahead of time. Feel free to use the demo deck as a template for making your own deck if you prefer (you learn a lot that way!)
For users of Anki 1.2.8: • A couple of Windows users are reporting seeing black bars instead of IPA symbols in the extra notes section of some of the cards. This is a font issue, and you can fix it by going into Deck Properties>Basic>Edit>Card Layout for each template and changing the font from Arial to Arial Unicode MS for each field. This will be fixed for future decks once Anki 2.0 comes out. Sorry for any inconvenience!
For Users using Anki 2.0.31: The fix is to go to “Card Options” Tools>Manage>Note Types>Cards. You still have to process each card type (and be careful to go through the various card sections).
Recent Fixes to IPA Deck (posted September 18, 2015): added long A sound; changed deck name from “Shared” to “English IPA” and eliminated old Anki version.