[LMB] OT: Pronunciation and rhyme [was consonants]

Michael R N Dolbear little.egret at mrdolbear.freeserve.co.uk
Sat Apr 24 00:16:21 BST 2010


> From: jparish at siue.edu
> Date: 23 April 2010 21:53
 
> Elin B wrote:
> > Speaking as an ESL over here with some linguistic studies , I feel this
thread would
> > be much easier to understand if there was a convenient way to type
phonetic
> > symbols into e-mail messages, and if everyone were familiar with them
of course. ;) 

> There actually are several such ways; the American Dialect Society
mailing list uses (I think) the Kirshenbaum system. A convenient summary is
here:
> http://www.blahedo.org/ascii-ipa.html
> 
> Of course, you need to be familiar with the IPA....

But is there a client that readers/ listeners can type the representation
into and have the result pronounced aloud via their sound card ?

Michael Dolbear,
Little Egret in Walton-on-Thames



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