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Can You Pass This IPA Quiz?

Can you get an I-P-A+?

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The International Phonetic Alphabet is an alphabetic system used to write words phonetically. Can you decipher what these IPA words are in plain English?

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    sinning
    signing
    singing
    singeing
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    yet
    jet
    jeer
    year
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    easy
    eddy
    ends
    edge
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    birds
    bears
    burs
    beers
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    ore
    true
    crew
    through
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    sheath
    scythe
    sheet
    size
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    dads
    dodge
    daddy
    tads
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    sage
    seeds
    sees
    says
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    claim
    clam
    climb
    clean
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    pins
    pines
    pennies
    penis

Can You Pass This IPA Quiz?

IPA Apathetic

You don't know too much about the International Phonetic Alphabet. But honestly, who cares? You've got more important things to worry about than a few weird little letters.

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IPA Average

You know the IPA decently well. You may have slipped up on a few words, but you've got a pretty good grasp on it. So study those funky letters a little harder and you'll nail this quiz next time!

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IPA Amazing

You're an IPA rockstar! You know the IPA backwards and forwards. That's truly impressive. Now get out there and share your glorious knowledge with the world!

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