We added another type of phonetic transcription in our English phonetic converter. Up until now the only supported transcription was Internation Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Now for American English you can select “Scholastic dictionary style transcription”. You will not find it in professional dictionaries, however it is used sometimes by native speakers in US and Canada… Continue reading Another type of transcription in English phonetic converter
I just got the results for the Chinese test HSK that I took 2 weeks ago. The good news is that I passed. The decision to take the test was taken spontaneously. I didn’t practice my Chinese for a very long time and I wanted to try something new. Here’s what I did. I had… Continue reading Ideas on language learning – preparing for Chinese test HSK
Recently I bought a book The Phonology of Standard Chinese by San Duanmu. It may be too complicated for someone who just wants to improve his/her pronunciation in Chinese. However for me it was a treasure. This book allowed me to improve the algorithm to convert Chinese text into IPA transcription. That also includes er-suffix.… Continue reading Updates in IPA transcription for Mandarin Chinese
Now all our IPA phonetic translators are available as REST API. The pricing for phonetic transcription API is different from our regular language learning packages. This service is mainly for web and mobile app developers who want to add a new feature to their language learning site/app.
We created REST API version of our French phonetic translator. Add a new feature to your app or website! Prices starting at 30 CAD/month. Contact us for further information.
We added a new type of subtitles to our French vocabulary builder. They show the IPA phonetic transcription of what is being said.
We added a new type of subtitles to our American English vocabulary builder. They show the IPA phonetic transcription of what is being said.
We added Yale romanization support for Cantonese in our Chinese Pinyin converter.
We added IPA support for Cantonese in our Chinese Pinyin converter. You can choose one of the two options for displaying tones: numbers tone marks – we used the same system as on Glossika.
If you read my article on language learning, you probably noticed a quote by John Grinder on language learning. John Grinder is one of the co-creators of NLP and is a very intelligent man. What is remarkable about him is his ability to learn fast. That includes learning a new language. In one of his… Continue reading John Grinder quotes on language learning. Part 1