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mp3 audio files representing A through Z in the alphabet and numbers 0 through 10

First published on August 12, 2007

When I was making the newest version of my anti-spam plugin, I needed individual sound files representing each of the letters of the alphabet (A through Z) and the numbers 0 through 9 (the story is explained here). Unfortunately, my Google search came up empty, so I had to create some audio files myself. Yes, it felt nerdy, but what’s done is done and hopefully I can save someone the time to record such files (whatever your purpose). You can download a zip file of a.mp3 through z.mp3 and 0.mp3 through 10.mp3 (recently added the number ten) that say the following:

A for apple
B for baseball
C for clock
D for donkey
E for elephant
F for father
G for grandmother
H for hungry
I for Internet
J for justice
K for kangaroo
L for London
M for money
N for Norway
O for overtime
P for pillow
Q for question
R for rabbit
S for superman
T for telephone
U for underwear
V for vaccinate
W for World Wide Web
X for xylophone
Y for yogurt
Z for zebra

Zero
One
Two
Three
Four
Five
Six
Seven
Eight
Nine
Ten

Download the mp3 files

Download only the letters

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32 Responses to “mp3 audio files representing A through Z in the alphabet and numbers 0 through 10”


  1. Fed Nolasco says:

    Thank you very much for these audio files. I thought my search in Google would be hopeless.


  2. Charles Stewart says:

    Two things:
    – what license are you distributing your stuff under?
    – Three of the sound files, for the letters A-C are truncated, missing out part of the final word.

    It’s kind of surprising how little material like this is freely available, so kudos to you!


  3. Peter says:

    Hi Charles,

    I can’t reproduce the A-C problem. When I play the files I hear the full "apple" "baseball" and "clock". I’ll see if I get around to re-recording them with a bit of extra silent padding at the end but I can’t guarantee that I will.

    I never even considered licensing for this stuff. For now, you have my permission to use it in any way you want, with or without attribution.


  4. Kevin says:

    Thank You…. Even though I am not using these sounds for anti-spam, I needed these for a little program I am making for my son and daughter to learn letters and spelling .. (i really don not have a recordable voice :) )


  5. Weldon B Cabaniss Jr says:

    Good. Thank you. But I need numbers 1 thru 99, and agree with you that it is nerdy to record them. My purpose is this: my auto mp3 player does not display track numbers of books I am hearing, and I would insert the number files before each track file to help me "keep track" of where I am. I guess an alternative is to insert two digits ("one" "six" for sixteen).


  6. Dave says:

    Great resource, but a pity you didn’t use the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_phonetic_alphabet for the letters. Would have made it more widely applicable.


  7. smithy says:

    hey, thanks very much! didnt think i’d find this!


  8. Chris Woodford says:

    Hello Peter

    Your spoken numbers were just the thing I was looking for. However when I try to use Matlab mp3read on any of the downloaded files e.g Y = mp3read(‘1.mp3′); I receive the error message ‘Error while decoding file. File may be corrupted’ . I have tried the routine on another mp3 file and that works OK. Any advice you have to offer would be much appreciated.


  9. Chris Woodford says:

    Further to my original message. I can confirm that the error disappears with a more recent version of mp3read supplied by Dan Ellis.


  10. Abhishek Sainani says:

    Thanks a lot buddy !! You’re a savior !! :) :)


  11. Daniel M says:

    Thanks for sharing those!
    I’m using them for learning the Morse alphabet with Anki, http://ankisrs.net/ — I’ve found an existing set of questions with the Morse sounds recorded, and wanted to add sounds for the letters too, so I can practice without looking.
    Sadly, I had to remove the words after each letter, they were distracting.

    Reply from Peter: Cool. Feel free to post or send me the edited recordings that have only the letters, so I can share it with anyone else who could benefit from it.


  12. Daniel M says:

    This is it:

    http://dl.transfer.ro/only_letters-transfer_RO-07feb-2eaa0f.zip

    but don’t expect much: in most files you can hear the start of the f in "for".

    They worked for me, anyway, I can now recognize morse sounds.

    Reply from Peter: Thanks! I’ve also posted it here in case the link above expires.


  13. mdfgf says:

    thx so much


  14. Eric says:

    Thanks a lot … putting together a test system and this will allow us to speak the addresses in HEX before we have our actual sounds – how much fun!


  15. Eric says:

    OK, now I have to comment again because the webpage jumps … hope I’ll land on the letters this time!

    Reply from Peter: The link to the letters plus words is here: http://www.theblog.ca/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/alphabetmp3s.zip
    The link to the letters only is here: http://www.theblog.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/only_letters-transfer_RO-07feb-2eaa0f.zip


  16. Michelle says:

    Thank you. :) This is very useful to my project :)


  17. Papatita says:

    Thank You,

    I have downloaded several months ago and made ​​the program was originally for my son and then uploaded to android market. check here: http://lm4.us/26v


  18. BILD says:

    thx for posting….trying to get an elearning channel going on YouTube and used your letters in a YouTube vid…we will be using our own recordings eventually but just needed something to get a pilot going. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoCoSmIMTV4

    Thank you.


  19. stell says:

    thanks


  20. zeenith says:

    Thank you sooooooo much – I have been trying to figure out a way to teach my daughter to learn the letters by looking at them and not by the alphabet song so I tried making something and needed the audio for each letter and this is the first thing I found: THANK YOU AGAIN – MUCH APPRECIATED!


  21. Mike says:

    Thanks for posting these. I’m planning to write my own version of the n-back brain exercise game, and needed a set of these. This will save me the time of recording them myself.


  22. chumz says:

    thank you very much.. this is really really really really helpful, you’re actually a savior. i am currently developing an android tutorial for kids as a school project and this saves me a lot of time.. im soooooooo thankful.. thank you soo much.. ;)


  23. T McCoy says:

    thanks


  24. Mukul says:

    Thanks for all that. Can you tell me what software/tool did you use to make those files. I need to make some modifications.

    Reply from Peter: I used the Sound Recorder program that comes free with Windows. I think at the time it recorded to .wav files and then I converted to mp3 using a free program called Audacity. You might be able to record directly with Audacity.


  25. Arjun says:

    Thanks man :) U saved me a lot of time ….:)


  26. Jennifer Abner says:

    i’d like to thank you. this is so very helpful for my program that i am doing right now.. thank you so much


  27. Taimoor says:

    Thanks man you saved my time :)


  28. Yap says:

    Save me a lot of work. Thanks.

    Teaching my special needs kids.


  29. kathy says:

    that was great; I can teach better now


  30. jt says:

    what format are these recorded in, such as sample rate, encoding, etc…

    Do you have just plain a, b , c, etc.. to z?
    It’d be nice to have it.
    Ths,

    Reply from Peter: The original full set were encoded at 32kbps, 24kHz, mono. You can download just the letters here: http://www.theblog.ca/mp3-audio-files-alphabet#comment-15352. They were encoded at 128kbps, 24kHz, mono.


  31. ABDESLAM says:

    Hi peter
    Can I use your sounds in my android application for kids ?

    Thanks

    Reply from Peter: Yes, for sure! Please post a link back when it’s up :)


  32. Suri says:

    Hi Peter, Can I use these sound files for a research project I am working on?

    Reply from Peter: Yes, definitely. Just be sure to link back to this page.

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