Just six characters from the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
are used to show Thai vowels and consonants that don't have
regular correspondents in English. They can be entered in the
IPA dictionary search below using either the pushbuttons, or
capital letters A, E, O, U, N, or H.
IPAshortcutThaisoundcommentəAเ-อ, เอิ-a in aboutoften used for English "-er" soundɛEแ-a in manofen mistaken for e soundɔOอa in rawthis sound is added to letters when spelling out loudʉU-ึ, -ืu in French duroften mistaken for ə soundŋNงng in singsometime mistaken for n soundʰ in kʰkHค, ขc in can... but not c in scan... pʰpHพ, ผp in pan... but not p in span... tʰtHท, ฐ, etc.t in tan... but not t in stan... cʰcHช, ฉch in chest... but not j in jest