IPA to Speech (IPA Reader)

About the tool

This IPA to Speech tool allows you to type in IPA and listen to the corresponding audio pronunciation.

Demo

Language: English (United Kingdom)
Enter IPA using the keyboard below and press Listen.
Stress
ˈ
ˌ
Vowels
ɑː
æ
ʌ
ɛə
ə
ɛ
ɜː
ɪ
ɪə
ɒ
ɔː
əʊ
ɔɪ
ʊ
ʊə
Consonants
b
d
ð
f
g
h
j
k
l
m
n
ŋ
p
ɹ
s
ʃ
t
θ
v
w
z
ʒ

What is IPA?

The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is the standardized system of phonetic notation used to represent speech sounds in written form. It was devised by the International Phonetic Association in the late 19th century and since then became the lingua franca of phonetics.

It is used by linguists and phoneticians to study the phonetics of languages. It is also quite common to see IPA transcriptions in the pronunciation section of dictionaries and linguistics textbooks.

Motivation

As a written representation of speech sounds, IPA is a very powerful and complex tool. It allows you to write down the pronunciation of any word, even a made-up one.

Reading IPA out loud (decoding/converting IPA into speech) is therefore a common task for those who study phonetics or learn IPA, and can be a difficult skill to master.

These days, there are multiple text-to-speech implementations that are capable of producing natural-sounding speech audio from phonetic input. I've created this tool to allow everyone to take advantage of this technology and bring their IPA transcriptions to life.

How does it work?

The tool uses the speech synthesis technology to generate the speech audio from the phonetic input.

You can type IPA using the virtual IPA keyboard. Make sure to select the correct language and only use the phonetic symbols from the IPA keyboard.

See also

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A pronunciation dictionary for the English language.
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An online pronunciation dictionary of the Ukrainian language.
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An online IPA keyboard.
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View place name pronunciations on a map.
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An online pronunciation dictionary of the Belarusian language.
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