Franglish

PHONEMS in the ENGLISH LANGUAGE
(database of 70,000 words)

 

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Examples
28.9
chin, ship, rich, sit, private, village, Monday, Tuesday, England, pretty, wicked, wanted, buses, houses, pigeon, Barley, sieve, mischief, cities, ladies, carried, women, minute, busy, lettuce, symbol, city
17.8
attend, caricature, particular, velar, accurate, consummate, teacher, perhaps, thorough, borough, marvelous, enormous, suppository, but ,
6.5
cat, patch, slam, smack, rang, sand, ramp, plaid, plait
6.3
bed, went, pet, many, ate, Thames, said, any, again, says, sweat, dead, head, leisure, Leicester, leopard, jeopardy, friend, lieutenant, bury
5.7
great, break, steak, weight, eight, veil, theyfame, lady, game, raise, jail, create, intimate, day, play, Gaelic, gauge, halfpenny, gaol
4.4
gone, dog, cost, sausage, because, Australia, cauliflower, honour, honest, Gloucester, cough, trough, knowledge,
4.1
tile, mine, file, advice, fine, side, aisle, height, either, sleight, mind, idea, die, high, thigh, night, choir, buy, spy, dry, rye, dye, eye
4.0
but, hut, blush, sun, nut, cutdone, cover, won, mother, son, money, month, thorough, does, blood, flood, rough, country, southern, courage, young, colour
3.7
no, home, go, gold, soap, boat, toast, toe, goes, hoe, though, show, own, row , know, tow, crow, brooch, shoulder, poultry, soul, mauve, bureau, beau, portmanteau, yeoman, sew,
3.7
these, delete, feed, cheese, tree, sheep, beat, clean, seize, receive, key, people, machine, police, piece, field, encyclopaedia, Caesar, aeolian, quay
3.7
broad, board, oar, floor, door, born, cork, horse, port, core, shore, thought, mourning, Sean
2.6
blue, flue, fruit, juice, flew, chew, drew, few, knew, do, move, tomb, womb, fool, food, boot, school, shoe, canoe, manœuvre, group, through, rule, rude, tune, Sioux
2.3
class, after, car, park, gasp, calm, half, Charles, garden, aunt, laugh, draught, clerk, sergeant, Derby, Berkeley, Berks, heart, hearth
1.8
librarian, real, idea, pier, pierce
1.7
word, work, world, colonel,attorney, journey, journal, courteous, church, burn, Guernesey, myrtle, myrrh, earn, Earth, heard, verse, serve, connoisseur, amateur, chauffeur, bird, girl, stir, shirt, Yorkshire
1.2
house, pound, loud, how, cow, now, brown, frown, row, McLeod
1.1
good, foot, would, could, should, woman, bosom, into, wolf, book, , courier, bouquet, Worcester, Worsted, full, put, push
0.5
care, scarce, spare, aeroplane, air, pair, parents, prayer, mayor, pear, tear, swear, heir, their, where, there
0.5
poor, moor, tour, dour, Boer, sure, pure, cure, , jury, curious, Europe, jewel, sewer
0.5
boy, coy, toy, boil, coin, groin, joint
higher, liable, client, science, riot, fire, tired, iron, choir, tyre
conveyance, greyer, surveyor
joyable, soya, employer, joyous
flower, hour, our, sour, nowadays, coward, towel, shower
Noah, church-goer, slower
humanity, humiliation, Tuesday, pursue, queue, euthanasia, nuisance, suitable

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Examples
12.6
no, ton (mute in: autumn, hymn,solemn, ...)
10.5
two, stoop, boot, Thames, Thomson (mute in: mortgage, castle, rustle, fasten, glisten, waistcoat, ...)
8.4
let , bell (mute in: calm, folk, half, salmon, should, talk, ...)
7.8
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see, city, aspect (mute in: aisle, island, isle, ...)
7.1
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run, very, affair (mute before a consonant: farm, forty, ...)
6.9
cat, character, kill, skin, queen, thick (mute in initial 'kn': knee, knock, know, )
6.5
do, oddity, cod (mute in 'and' before a consonant: handsome, grandmother,Wednesday )
4.8
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ablaze, accuse , AIDS + most finals in plurals after a vowel sound: boys, knees, plans, ...
4.8
pan, span, tap (mute in initial pt, pn, ps: pterodactyl, pneumonia, pseudo, psychology)
4.5
man, ham
3.3
bat, lab (mute in: lamb, limb, thumb, womb, ...)
2.8
among, long, _ing (letter g is always mute in that final ng cluster)
2.7
fool, enough, phonem (mute in: halfpenny)
2.6
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pass, face, abuse, climax, most plurals (mute in: corps, debris, Illinois, ...)
2.0
voice, Stephen, nephew, have
1.9
get, agree, beg (mute in final ng + initial gn: gnat, gnome, ...)
1.9
show, sure, sugar, emotion, leash
1.4
wet, tower, snow (mute in: answer, Greenwich, sword, two, ... )
1.3
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zoo, rose, dessert, possess, scissors
1.3
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normally mute at the end of words except for American speakers
1.2
gin, jet, enjoy, edge
1.1
hat, who, whom, whose, whole (mute in: heir, honest, honesty, honour, hour, exhausted, vehicle, annihilate, cheetah, verandah)
1.1
yes, yacht, euphoria, llama, Jung, millionaire, UK
0.8
chair, cello, nature, teach, Tudor, Czech, Tchaikowsky
0.5
think, Anthony, breath
0.2
this, rhythm, booth, breathe, Gwynedd
0.1
pleasure, beige, garage, vision, inclusion

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