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KEMENTERIAN PELAJARAN MALAYSIA

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BAHAGIAN PEMBANGUNAN KURIKULUM

THE ENGLISH SOUND SYSTEM

24 CONSONANTS

20 VOWELS
PHONEMES

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Short Vowel Sounds
/ɪ/ (ship) /e/ (pen)

bin

pen

pin
sit /ʌ / (cup) cup hut bun

ten
bell /æ/ (man) pan man bag
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Short Vowel Sounds
/ə/ (a camera)
a camera a glass a book /ʊ/ (book) book /ɒ/ (clock)

hot
cot top

cook
look
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Consonants /p/ (pen) pen pencil paper
voiceless

/b/ (baby)
bin box bear
voiced

/d/ (door) door

/t/ (tin)
tin

duck
doll
voiced
voiceless
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tail
ten

Consonants /k/ (key) car cup cat
voiceless

/g/ (girl)
goat girl glass
voiced

/v/ (van)
/f/ (fin)

fin
five

van vase veil
voiced
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four
voiceless

Consonants /θ/ (thin) thin thumb thick
voiceless

/ð/ (than)
they there those
voiced

/z/ (zoo) /s/ (sun) zoo

sun
sit

zip
zebra
voiced
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sand
voiceless

Consonants /h/ (hat) hill heel hand
voiceless

/m/ (mouth)
me met moon
voiced

/n/ (nose) nose nine noise
voiced

/l/ (letter) low light line
voiced
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Consonants /r/ (wrong) right red rose
voiced

/j/ (yellow)

yolk
yam

yes
voiced

/ʒ/ (television) /w/ (window) television

we
wheel

treasure
garage
voiced
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wet
voiced

Consonants /ʃ/ (shoe)

/tʃ/ (cherry)

chips
chin

she
shoe

cherry
voiceless

ship
voiceless

/ŋ/ (ring)
/dʒ/ (jam)

wing

jam

thing
wrong
voiced
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