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Letter Sounds Guide

There are 44 sounds (phonemes) in the English language with many letters & spelling patterns (graphemes) that represent those sounds. Letterland uses characters (pictograms) to bring the letters and spelling patterns to life. This page lists all 44 sounds with their most common letter or spelling pattern represented as a Letterland pictogram. It's not a comprehensive list of Who's Who in Letterland.

Consonants

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Vowels >

Vowels

b

bb

/b/

bat

hobby

c

k

ck

ch

qu

/k/

cat

kit

duck

school

unique

d

dd

ed

/d/

dog

muddy

smiled

fan

puff

photo

rough

f

ff

ph

gh

/f/

g

gg

/g/

go

egg

h

wh

/h/

hen

who

j

g

dg

/j/

jet

giant

edge

l

ll

le

/l/

leg

bell

table

map

summer

thumb

autumn

m

mm

mb

mn

/m/

n

nn

kn

/n/

net

tennis

knee

p

pp

/p/

pen

ha ppy

r

rr

wr

/r/

run

carry

write

sun

miss

cell

s

ss

c

/s/

t

tt

ed

/t/

tap

sitting

hoped

v

ve

/v/

van

have

/w/

wig

when

one

w

wh

o

/y/

yes

y

/z/

z

zz

s

zip

buzz

is

ch

tch

/ch/

chip

catch

ng

nk

/ng/

ring

pink

sh

t

/sh/

shop

attention

th

/th/

then

th

/th/

thin

s

/zh/

trea sure

ant

a

/a/

ai

ay

a_e

ei

a

ey

/ai/

rain

say

make

eight

apron

they

air

are

ear

ere

/air/

fair

scare

bear

th ere

ar

a

are

/ar/

farm

father

are

egg

head

said

says

e

ea

ai

ay

/e/

ear

eer

ere

/ear/

year

deer

here

ee

ea

e

ie

e_e

/ee/

bee

sea

he

believe

these

i

y

i_e

/i/

it

g ymnast

engine

igh

ie

y

i_e

i

ei

/igh/

night

tie

my

like

ice

h eight

odd

o

/o/

boat

snow

so

home

oa

ow

o

o_e

/oa/

oi

oy

/oi/

coin

boy

oo

ew

ue

u_e

o

ui

u*

ew

u_e

/oo/

/yoo/ *

moon

grew

blue

rule

to

fr uit

uniform*

f ew*

c ub e*

look

put

oo

u

/oo/

or

aw

au

ore

oor

our

/or/

for

saw

cause

more

d oor

f our

cow

out

ow

ou

/ow/

up

son

u

o

/u/

fur

her

girl

l earn

ur

er

ir

ear

/ur/

pure

ure

/ure/

parachute

a

/ə /