DonRocks Posted December 15, 2013 Share Posted December 15, 2013 I have found, regularly use, and want to recommend a wonderfully simple English pronunciation website: howjsay.com. Pick a tough word, Andromeda, for example, go to howjsay.com, type it in, and push Enter. In about two or three seconds total, you have your pronunciation. Try it! I wrote Tim Boyer, complimenting him on this tool which I now use several times a week (hey, I'm reading Shakespeare!), he wrote me back as follows: Quote ...Thanks Don - yes, your website also has a very clean, user-friendly look! Howjsay.com (Hj) uses a server-side application of Flash to allow language learners to hear pronunciations merely by mousing over the written word. But as more and more laptop users migrate to tablets and smartphones, this software may soon become obsolete, requiring a complete re-engineering of the site, probably using html5 to replace Flash. This is a big job so I'm postponing it for the time being, in case somebody comes up in the meantime with a version of Flash that works with tablets and smartphones... Anyway, glad to hear you like the site - welcome praise from a distinguished gourmet! Hj currently gets over 300,000 pronunciation requests per day. Kind regards, Tim Bowyer The Fonetiks family of websites So, while the website - probably the entire family of Fonetiks websites - is wonderful and successful, don't assume it will always be there. He could have one heck of a job facing him one day, so bookmark it, and enjoy it while you can. Highly recommended for writers, orators, and people who just want to educate themselves, even about a single word. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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