/p/ for pen
- Regularly spelt with p o pp and but not in the word hiccough /’hikʌp/
- Sometimes p is in the spelling of the word but it is not pronounced like in psychology that sounds as if it were ‘s’ or cupboard were this letter is silent.
- Ph usually sounds like British /f/ like: elephant, philology, physics.
- Some words with this sound are: pen, cap, pupil, puppet.
- The transcription of these words are: /pen/ /kæp/ /pju:pə/ /pʌpɪl/
/b/ for boy
- Regularly spelt with b.
- The letters ‘b’ and ‘v’ are pronounced in the same way in Spanish. This does not happen in the English language as they have different sounds.
- Sometimes b is in the spelling but it does not sound like in the words climb and lamb.
- Some words with this sound are: boy, ball, about, rubber and problem.
- The transcription of these words are: /bɔɪ/ /bɔː:l/ /ə’baʊt/ /’rʌbə/ /’prɒbləm/