ASCII coding of phone symbols used in the BNC transcriptions

ASCII
 
IPA

ASCII
 
IPA
Consonants



Short vowels


P

p

IH (Tensed unstressed [i] may be coded IY0)

ɪ

B

b

EH

ɛ

T

t

AE

a
D

d

AH0 (always unstressed)

ə

CH

ʧ


AH[12] (always stressed)

ʌ





For Midlands and Northern Varieties,
UH[12] is used instead of AH[12]

ʊ
JH

ʤ


OH (Often this is collapsed with AO, as
we lack separate acoustic models)

ɒ

K

k

UH

ʊ

G

g

Long vowels and diphthongs

M

m

IY

i:
N

n


EY

NG


ŋ


AY

F

f

OY

V

v

AW

TH

θ


OW

əʊ

DH


UW

u:
S

s

IH[12] AH0
(IH[12] ER0 in rhotic dialects)

ɪə (ɪɚ)

SH

ʃ


EH[12] AH0
(EH[12] ER0 in rhotic dialects)

ɛə (ɛɚ)

ZH

ʒ


ER[12] (even in nonrhotic varieties)

ə:

HH

h

AA

ɑ:

R

r

AO

ɔ:

L

l

UH[12] AH0

ʊə

W

w

1 - primary stress, 2 - secondary stress

Y
j

0 - unstressed