[AI] English phonetics

Mukesh Sharma mrmukeshsharma at gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 07:28:20 EST 2011


The Video may be of help http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJG0uErf8WY

Some of the E-speak voices have extended work on phonetic representation,
may have to check in the project page.

Thanks
Mukesh

 

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[mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Subramani L
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2011 9:30 AM
To: Jean Parker; accessindia at accessindia.org.in
Subject: Re: [AI] English phonetics

Hai Jean:

Have done phonology as a course in both my bachelors and masters. Two
techniques I used: one is to get a verbal description. For example- the
sound 'O' is like a sprouted bean and the diph thong ei is a simple
combination of small letter e and caps I. The second technique is to make
the shapes using thermocoal sheets (cutting them to make the shape of
various phonemic symbols). This is much easier to learn.
If people can understand syllabols, which I am sure they do, it would be
possible to lay the stress mark. I hope this goes at least to some extent in
clarifying your question.

Subramani

On 1/4/11, Jean Parker <radioforever at gmail.com> wrote:
> All:
>
> Just to clarify, the question is about a specific script known as the 
> English phonetic alphabet.  Its purpose is to render a visual 
> representation of sounds in English.
> I have also encountered this problem in studying for my certification 
> in teaching English as a foreign language.  I know some blind 
> linguists who might be able to help so I'll contact them.  If anyone 
> else has insight into how this can be made accessible please let us know.
>
> Jean
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