Where can you download or obtain (preferably freely) such a chart like http://www.internationalphoneticalphabet.org/ipa-sounds/ipa-chart-with-sounds/ with each phone pronounced, for offline use?


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The UCLA phonetics lab has a web page that hosts the materials on the CDs of Peter Ladefoged's books. Here is a link to his performances of the IPA chart.


This is too long to feed into a comment. NTNU has a web page with IPA recordings, which does not work. They have a Norwegian version here, which does work. You can also download the relevant files where it says "Last ned norske_spraklyder.zip" (i.e. click this) which will give you a zip file with the folder "norske_spraklyder". If you unzip the file and go to that directory, then navigate to the folder "no", you can click "index.html". Under "Innhold" you have the option of "Konsonanter", "Vokaler", and let's skip the other two. It's quite possible that this still won't play (browser configuration stuff), but in theory you now have the material on your computer. The sound files are in the subdirectory "snd". So if you want to hear "p", you can hover over "p" and it will tell you that the sound is "IPA101", so you can click IPA101.mp3 and hear [aˈpʰa]. You can also click IPA101_i.mp3 and hear a female speaker's production.

  • I prefer this audio IPA chart as, unlike the UCLA one linked in the answer, it doesn't load a new page with just the audio of the particular segment I've chosen (course that might be to do with browsers). Commented Sep 23, 2015 at 0:03
  • It does have to do (partially) with browser settings, but one can spend forever monkeying with browsers, when it comes to playing sound files. This is a good resource, because it gives (I believe) performances by John Esling, so there are now two expert IPA performances out there on the web.
    – user6726
    Commented Sep 23, 2015 at 1:05
  • @user6726 Thanks. To confirm, can all audio (for all phones) be downloaded? I apologise if I missed it.
    – user5306
    Commented Oct 14, 2015 at 18:38
  • @GastonÜmlaut Can all audio in your link be downloaded?
    – user5306
    Commented Oct 14, 2015 at 18:38
  • @LePressentiment, something changed so that a general browser "save page" does not work as it used to. Dunno if there is a solution short of changing your browser action for clicking the file type to "save file" and manually clicking the two sides of each letter.
    – user6726
    Commented Oct 14, 2015 at 20:06

So it's not quite as straight forward as downloading a chart for offline use, since the browser bit is required to trigger the audio to play. But what you can do is save the website locally, and then open it in a browser even when you're offline, since the data will be local.

Here's a website with an IPA Chart.

There are Chrome/Firefox extensions like SingleFile that will download a website, or command line tools like wget. But this would require you to run an HTTPServer locally to serve the audio files.

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