How to Pronounce the English Alphabet
Paul S Gruber, MS, CCC-SLP
Pronunciation of American English Letters when Spelling Words*

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Do you find yourself having to repeat over and over again your name, address, telephone and/or credit card number when speaking on the telephone? Are you frustrated that even though you are spelling out the letters of your name and address, people still can’t understand what you are saying?  Perhaps you were never taught the correct pronunciation for the English alphabet. The following is an easy, visual approach for making the correct pronunciation of English letters. You are not only learning how to pronounce sounds, you are also practicing the skills needed to communicate in everyday life.


A         āē

J          j ā ēē                  

S          ĕh s              

B         b ēē                

K         k ā  ēē

T         t ēē

C         s ēē                

L         ĕh l                 

U         y ū

D         d ēē

M        ĕh m

V         v ēē

E         ēē                   

N         ĕh n                

W        d ăh bl Yū

F          ĕh f

O         ō w                 

X         ĕh Kss           

G         j ēē                 

P          p ēē  

       wi ēē

H*       ā ē ch             

Q         k yū

 Z*       z ēē

I           ăh ēē

R         ăh r                


* H and Z are probably the most mispronounced letters in the English alphabet.


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