For the most part, the dialect of Present-Day English represented in this site is the dialect called "General American." This is the dialect of American English that is not associated with any particular region or social group. Probably, few actual speakers speak this dialect with perfect consistency.

The phonemes of Present-Day English are represented in black throughout this site. The buttons below lead to tables that allow access to the individual pages for the phonemes of Present-Day English.

The Present-Day English Consonants

The Present-Day English Vowels and Diphthongs