The sounds of English and the International Phonetic Alphabet
Vowel chart with sample pronunciations.
IPA Phonetics - pronunciations of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols
International Phonetic Alphabet (unofficially—though commonly—abbreviated IPA)-- is an alphabetic system of phonetic notation based primarily on the Latin alphabet. It was devised by the International Phonetic Association as a standardized representation of the sounds of oral language. The IPA is used by lexicographers, foreign language students and teachers, linguists, speech-language pathologists, singers, actors, constructed language creators, and translators.
International Phonetic Alphabet sound descriptions for vowels. Clever!