The Letter P (The English Alphabet)

The letter P is the sixteenth letter in The English Alphabet.  It is also the twelfth Consonant in The English Alphabet.

As with every letter in The English Alphabet, The Letter P has two versions in the written form.

These two versions are called:  The Upper-Case and The Lower-Case.


The Upper-Case P looks like this:


The Lower-Case P looks like this:


Notice that the main difference between The Upper-Case and The Lower-Case P is the size.  The Lower-Case P is just a smaller version of The Upper-Case P.  You will find that this is the same for quite a few letters in The Alphabet.


The letter P is only pronounced one way in The English language.

Letter P
The Letter P


The Letter P

  • Parrot
  • Pin
  • Pirate
  • Pig
  • Pajama





There is another pronunciation of The letter P.

When combined with The letter H (like this: Ph, ph) the two letters have a different sound.  When combined with The Letter H, the two letters together sound like The Letter F.

The Ph Combination

  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Phantom
  • Pheasant
  • Physics


Next Lesson – Letter Q

Following Lesson – Letter R



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