I have joined the EVO 2015 session on pronunciation called Teaching Pronunciation Differently. It has started off very well, learning loads, for example the existence of weak vowel cousins of the schwa, the schwi and the schwu. By chance around the same time Mark Hancock released his version of a vowel chart made up of hexagons:
I thought this was pretty neat and hacked up a web version.
Most teachers will be aware of Adrian Underhill’s chart:
and some people will have seen the IPA chart:
There is also the AHEPS vowel clock which is based on haptic movement and touch:
There is the PronSci Rectangle chart based on articulation:
The Kinephones chart which has examples of use in sentences (h/t @HancockMcDonald):
A chart using phrases not words:
And finally (there may well be others please let me know in comments) there is the vowel space chart based on frequency patterns (h/t @ELTMAKERS) :
I hope you have enjoyed this quick tour of the pron chart zoo.
An interesting chart showing possible consonants that would be amenable to lip reading:
A tactile version of Adrien Underhill’s chart made of plasticine:
Scott Thornbury wanted a chart for his US students so he made one (h/t EVO15 Teaching Pronunication Differently):
Another US English chart called Color Vowel chart (h/t):
Neat chart with sound recording at very slow speed, flat tone, falling tone and in context word (h/t Alena B):
A supra-segmentals chart: