Alphabet Sounds

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
(in alphabetical order)

The letters above (↑) are in normal "alphabetical order".

But the letters below (↓) are NOT in alphabetical order. They are in "sound order". They are grouped by sound. There are only 7 basic sounds for the whole alphabet. The letters in each column all have the same vowel sound. Listen to the alphabet sounds as we read them by column:

Alphabet Sounds

Notice that Z is known as Zed in British English and Zee in American English.