The staff of EasyPronunciation.com wishes you all the best during these holidays! We know that many of you learn foreign languages. Hopefully you will find some free time during this winter season to practice your pronunciation using our interactive language learning tools! We highly recommend you to check out our Pronunciation Player online. All the… Continue reading Happy Holidays to all language learners!
As you may know, for a very long time our Italian phonetic translator didn’t support the inflected verb forms. Yesterday we released the first update that supports some inflected forms. We started with cases where the stress falls on the verb’s ending, such as “parliàmo”, “parlàte”, “capìsco”. It’s pretty tedious work, since we need to… Continue reading Support for verbs in Italian phonetic translator
We have several ongoing projects right now. Two of them is an expansion of our database for American English: for geographical names and for people’s names. 80% of the work is done. However we want to double-check the data in order to be sure that all transcriptions were entered correctly. Today we are starting to… Continue reading More transcriptions of American English words
We updated our server. The update improves the speed and the security on the website. If you are interested, in the near future we will expand our database for American English, adding more geographical and peoples’ names.
A short announcement for our customers in China. Now, in addition to Alipay we also accept Wechat Pay. For now, the payment by Alipay and Wechat are not recurring. For security reasons we don’t want to store payment information on our website.
We made several updates in our Italian phonetic translator. First, we started using the information on stress position in Italian words – that data only tremendously increased the quality of phonetic transcription. Second, the stress mark is now displayed in front of the syllable and not in front of the stressed vowel. You can also… Continue reading Updates in Italian phonetic translator
We added a new option in our English phonetic translator. It allows you to set how r-colored vowels in American English will be displayed. For example, the phonetic transcription of the word “car” can be displayed as: [ˈkɑ˞ ], [ˈkɑr], [ˈkɑɹ], or [ˈkɑʴ]
Some of our users were confused about Spanish dialects in our Spanish phonetic translator, since we don’t have an option to choose dialect directly. So we expanded the description of the translator. Now it explains which settings you need to choose so your text would be converted to European Spanish or Latin American Spanish.
We made some updates in our Chinese pinyin translator. First, the conversion of Chinese text to International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols is more accurate now. We used information from the book “The phonology of Standard Chinese” by San Duanmu to make sure that all pinyin syllables are transcribed correctly. We also updated the algorithm to… Continue reading Updates in Chinese pinyin translator
We expanded our glossary of terms related to phonetics, phonology and phonetic transcription. Here are some of the terms we added: allophone homograph broad transcription narrow transcription Quite often we receive emails asking us whether our IPA phonetic generators support “broad” or “narrow” transcription. Our English phonetic translator supports both – broad and narrow, most… Continue reading Phonetics and phonology glossary expanded