The charts below show the way in which the بین الاقوامی صوتیاتی ابجد represents pronunciations of most آسٹریلوی اصلی النسل زبانیں in Wikipedia articles. Only a few languages on the continent have sounds not in the tables below.

حرف صحیحs
معاونت:با ابجدیہ English approximation
[[|b̥]], [[|b]] spy, by[1]
[[|d̥]], [[|d]] stool, do[1][2]
[[|d̪̥]], [[|d̪]] width[1][2]
[[|ɖ̥]], [[|ɖ]] strudle, drew[1][3]
[[|ɡ̊]], [[|ɡ]] sky, guy[1]
[[|ɟ̊]], [[|ɟ]] dew (UK), Jew[1][4]
[[|j]] yes
[[|l]][2] lose
[2] wealth
[[|ɭ]] heirloom[3]
[[|ʎ]] million, (UK) lewd[4]
[[|m]] mother
[[|n]][2] noose
[[|n̪]][2] tenth
[[|ɳ]] Arnold[3]
[[|ɲ]] canyon, (UK) new[4]
[[|ŋ]] sing
[[|r]] trilled R
[[|ɾ]] setting (US), bury (Scots)
[[|ɹ]] red
[[|ɽ]] barter (US)[3]
[[|w]] water
معاونت:با ابجدیہ English approximation
[[|a]] father
[[|e]] bade[5]
[[|ə]] sofa
[[|i]], [[|ɪ]] see, sit[5]
[[|o]] bore[5]
[[|u]], [[|ʊ]] food, foot[5]
[[|ː]] (long vowel)


  1. ^ ا ب پ ت ٹ ث The sounds [b̥ d̪̥ d̥ ɖ̥ ɟ̊ ɡ̊] are often pronounced tenuis, like spy, sty, stew/chew, sky (like French or Spanish p, t, tch/ch, k) at the beginnings of words, and voiced, like buy, die, dew/Jew, guy between vowels, but that is variable, and the distinction is not meaningful in Australian languages.
  2. ^ ا ب پ ت ٹ ث The plain consonants [d̥ l n] are like English sty, noose, lose, with the tip of the tongue touching the gums, and the consonants with the 'bridge' under them, [d̪̥ l̪ n̪], are like t n l in French or Spanish, with the tip of the tongue touching the teeth and its upper surface touching the gums, giving them a light sound. The لثوی حروف صحیحدندانی حروف صحیح distinction is very important in most Australian languages.
  3. ^ ا ب پ ت The consonants with a 'tail', [ɖ̥ ɭ ɳ ɽ], are pronounced with the tonɡue curled back, which gives them a dark "r"-like ہم مخرجی حروف صحیح quality
  4. ^ ا ب پ The consonants [ɟ̊ ʎ ɲ] are pronounced with a y-like quality. English dy, ly, ny are similar.
  5. ^ ا ب پ ت The vowels i and u typically vary across [i] ~ [ɪ] ~ [e] and [u] ~ [ʊ] ~ [o], respectively. However, a few Australian languages distinguish both sounds.