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English Pronunciation

Okanagan University College Pronunciation pages provide assistance in basic pronunciation. There is also a set of links to other WWW sites. You will need shockwave for some of the features on this site to work properly.

http://www.faceweb.okanagan.bc.ca/pron/

International Phonetic Association

Reproduction of The International Phonetic Alphabet (Revised to 1993, Updated 1996)
Full chart
Sections of the chart
Consonants (Pulmonic)
Consonants (Non-Pulmonic)
Diacritics
Other Symbols
Suprasegmentals
Tones & Word Accents
Vowels

http://www2.arts.gla.ac.uk/IPA/ipachart.html

Sounds of English

This page is an introduction to the sounds of English. It has pictures and photographs to help you pronounce sounds, as well as examples of those sounds. Some pages are still under construction. New sounds and pictures are being added regularly, so keep checking back.
There is a picture of the inside of your mouth and the important articulators, the parts of your mouth that help you to make the sounds. There are further links to learn about VOWEL and CONSONANT sounds and a page of links to other WWW sites related to pronunciation.

http://mason.gmu.edu/~swidmaye/sounds.htm

Spanish, English, and Portuguese Vowel system

A comprehensive resource for teachers about the differences in vowel sounds in the three major languages. Can be too technical for students' direct use, but teachers can make excellent use of this web for their pronunciation work with Spanish EFL students.

http://www.sk.com.br/sk-voga.html

Speaking and Pronunciation for SL learners

A collection of resources, activities and related links to web sites specifically about pronunciation. Includes some varieties of English from around the world

http://www.tcom.ohiou.edu/OU_Language/english/speaking.html

The CMU Pronouncing Dictionary

Carnegie Mellon's Pronouncing Dictionary has more than 100,000 words and their transcriptions. Enter a word or a sentence to receive the correct pronunciation, then refer to the phoneme guide on the same page.

http://www.speech.cs.cmu.edu/cgi-bin/cmudict

The CMU Pronouncing Dictionary

The Carnegie Mellon University Pronouncing Dictionary is a machine-readable pronunciation dictionary for North American English that contains over 100,000 words and their transcriptions.
This format is particularly useful for speech recognition and synthesis, as it has mappings from words to their pronunciations in the given phoneme set. The current phoneme set contains 39 phonemes, for which the vowels may carry lexical stress.
0 No stress
1 Primary stress
2 Secondary stress

http://www.speech.cs.cmu.edu/cgi-bin/cmudict

Virtual Language Centre: Pronunciation

Activities and excercises for advanced levels.

http://vlc.polyu.edu.hk/Pronunciation/1a-index.htm

  

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