New settings in German phonetic translator

We updated recently our German phonetic converter. Now it has 4 more settings that allow you to adjust the phonetic transcription to your liking: Note that for the last diphthong, the first option is used in Wikipedia, the second option is used in Duden’s Aussprachew├Ârterbuch and the third option is used in Deutsches Aussprachew├Ârterbuch by… Continue reading New settings in German phonetic translator

More neural text-to-speech voices

We just added more text-to-speech voices for people who have subscription Premium. Google started adding more and more Neural2 voices to their text-to-speech service that we use on EasyPronunciation.com. Now there is a total of 54 Neural2 voices from Google, including: Additionally Amazon has just released a neural voice for Cantonese. They all sound fantastic.… Continue reading More neural text-to-speech voices

A new way to test phonetic converters

We are introducing a new way how you can test our phonetic converters if you don’t yet have a subscription on EasyPronunciation. Now when you click the button “Examples of phonetic transcription” located below the converter’s settings, the system will generate phonetic transcription for 3 short sample texts. The sample texts will be converted to… Continue reading A new way to test phonetic converters

Free vs paid service – a story behind IPA phonetic translators

This post is a bit different. It is not an announcement about an update on our website. Recently I received an email from someone I don’t know. In the email I was accused of exploiting people during the French Phonetic Dictionary project. The person obviously didn’t have all the information, so I would like to… Continue reading Free vs paid service – a story behind IPA phonetic translators

Major design update of EasyPronunciation.com

For the last month and a half we were working hard to prepare this new update. The new updated version of EasyPronunciation.com uses Bootstrap 5. It loads faster and is compatible with the latest browsers. We also replaced popovers in our IPA phonetic converters by the modals. That means more consistent and predictable behavior when… Continue reading Major design update of EasyPronunciation.com

HCE phonemic transcription for Australian English

We added the support for HCE phonemic transcription system for Australian English in our English phonetic translator. Up until now we only had the support for Mitchell/Delbridge (MD) system which is pretty old, but is still frequently used in Australian English dictionaries, for example, Macquarie dictionary. Harrington/Cox/Evans (HCE) was introduced not so long ago and… Continue reading HCE phonemic transcription for Australian English

Phonetic transcription of people’s names in American English

We expanded our database of phonetic transcriptions of English words in American English by adding more than 26,000 people’s names. That includes both first and last names. Right now we are working on the geographical names by checking another 31,000 words. We check the phonetic transcriptions manually one by one. And it takes a lot… Continue reading Phonetic transcription of people’s names in American English

Support for Australian English in English Phonetic Translator

We are happy to announce that we started to support Australian English in our English phonetic translator. For now only as beta-version. The process of proofreading the word pronunciation database is very long, tedious and expensive. So far we got about 40% covered with new words added on daily basis. As you may know, Australia… Continue reading Support for Australian English in English Phonetic Translator