Tuesday 16 November 2010

Phonetic Transcription Editor (4)

credit: www.photransedit.com
Here's a short list of words starting with the letter <a> and the transcription suggestions (in General British; syllabic consonants are not displayed) made by the PhoTransEdit programme:
aboard əˈbɔːd
abode əˈbəʊd
abolish əˈbɒlɪʃ
abolition ˌæbəˈlɪʃən
abomasum no transcription offered
A-bomb ˈeɪbɒm
abominable əˈbɒmɪnəbəl
abominate əˈbɒmɪneɪt
abomination əˌbɒmɪˈneɪʃən
aboriginal ˌæbəˈrɪdʒənəl
aboriginality ˌæbəˌrɪdʒəˈnæləti
aborigine ˌæbəˈrɪdʒəni
aborning no transcription offered
abort əˈbɔːt
abortifacient əˌbɔːtəˈfeɪʃənt
abortion əˈbɔːʃən
abortionist əˈbɔːʃənɪst

The words were taken from LPD3. Conclusion: Not bad, but PhoTransEdit is not - and is not intended to be - a substitute for a solid pronunciation dictionary.

1 comment:

  1. Verdict endorsed. The two they didnt offer were cert'nly nothing to worry about. To my rather fussy taste I'd've preferred that they'd left out what LPD calls 'optional' sounds.