|ă||pat||k||kick, cat, pique||o̅o̅||boot|
|ā||pay||l (nēd'l)||lid, needle*||ou||out|
|ä||father||n (sŭd'n)||no, sudden*||r||roar|
|d||deed, milled||ō||toe||t||tight, stopped|
|ĕ||pet||ô||caught, paw, for, horrid, hoarse**||th||thin|
|f||fife, phase, rough||o͝o||took||ŭ||cut|
|g||gag||û||urge, term, firm, word, heard||ər||butter|
|ĭ||pit||y||yes||œ||French feu, German schön|
|ī||pie, by||z||zebra, xylem||ű||French tu, German űber|
|î||pier||zh||vision, pleasure, garage||KH||German ich, Scottish loch|
|j||judge||ə||about, item, edible, gallop, circus||ⁿ||French bon (bôⁿ)***|
*In English the consonants l and n often constitute complete syllables by themselves.
**Regional pronunciations of -or- vary. In pairs such as for, four; horse, hoarse; and morning, mourning, the vowel varies between (ô) and (ō). In this Dictionary these vowels are represented as follows: for (fôr), four (fôr, fōr); horse (hôrs), hoarse (hôrs, hōrs); and morning (môr′ning), mourning (môr′ning, mōr′-). Other words for which both forms are shown include more, glory, and borne. A similar variant occurs in words such as coral, forest, and horrid, where the pronunciation of o before r varies between (ô) and (ŏ). In these words the (ôr) pronunciation is given first: forest (fôr′ist, fŏr′-).
***The Dictionary uses ⁿ to reflect that the preceding vowel is nasalized.