Ray Saintonge wrote:
This is a much better idea than most attempts at
into a strange set of symbols including highly accepted sets such as
IPA. The .wav file would, of course, be by a native speaker of the
language. It could also be a vehicle for understanding the precise
manner in which Americans don't speak English.
Ah, but WHICH prononciation of an English language word? American?
English? Australian? Canadian? The correct official dictionary version
often varies by country, and what people actually say is even more
Actually, this would be a good addition to the page on international
language differences... instead of just seeing that the Yanks say
a-LOOM-in-um and the rest of the world prefers al-u-MIN-e-um you could
hear it and it might make more sense...
All could provide a sample - or maybe the same rule should apply as with
spelling, and the first to the post gets to have his version kept. ;-)