The German Pronunciation

German Pronunciation (Deutsche Aussprache)

In German, the pronunciation is known as Aussprache [ˈausʃpraːxə]. It is the process of producing a unique sound from the letters of the alphabet that are positioned to form a word in a language using a standard phonetic transcription system.

Since the letters of the German alphabet, like the letters of the English alphabet, are written in Latin script, the sound is represented in a written form (phonetic transcription) using the standard phonetic transcription system called the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), developed by the International Phonetic Association (IPA), founded in France in 1886 to promote the scientific study of phonetics.

There are a number of IPA speech symbols that can be used to represent the sounds of the German language. Based on the IPA standard phonetic transcription system, the sounds of the letters of the German alphabet are explained as follows:


The German Consonant Letter “b”

If the German word is spelled with the consonant letter “b” at the beginning or in the middle of the word, it is pronounced with the /b/ speech sound. But when the same letter is positioned at the end of a word, it will be pronounced with the /p/ speech sound.