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IPA Trainer - Helping you practice and transcribe phonetics

Most popular consonant tables:
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Most popular vowel trapeziums:
   Practice or transcribe All vowels (Rasmus Rimestad) - 907237 visits
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Phonetics is the study of the sounds of human speech. This site aims at helping people interested in phonetics to practice and transcribe the characters of the IPA. The site also includes the IPA Writer, which is an immensely valuable tool which can be used to transcribe and For discussing phonetics or other linguistics, we provide the IPA Forum.

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Since all the symbols in the IPA are not relevant to all languages, IPA Trainer offers the opportunity for anyone to register and customise their own IPA table(s) and then practice them themselves, or direct their students to those/that table(s).

If you want an introduction to customising your own IPA table, click here

If you want to practice IPA characters, you have the following opportunities:
  • If a teacher gave you a username...
    The URL to directly access it is http://www.ipatrainer.com/?username where "username" has to be replaced with your lecturer's username. To go directly there, enter his/her username in the text box below, and click OK:

    Enter the username here to access his/her page:

  • If you forgot your teacher's username...
    Please enter parts of or the entire name of him/her below, and click "Search".


  • If no one you know of has created an IPA table for you to practice...
    You can search for consonant tables. To search for table, enter something you are searching for in the text box below:

    Consonant table:
    Vowel trapezium:
    Or you can register and customise your own IPA table. To register, click here

The IPA Trainer is maintained by the open source community.