Saturday, 10 January 2009

10. How do you pronounce it? - Forvo

This is a simple concept, which is to have a website which pronounces words in many different languages. The claim appears to be 176,980 words, 87,791 pronunciations, 204 languages and over 2 million subscribers. However, until I added it, the word "dyslexia" was not there. Of course this does also tell you that you can add words, so it take up the form of a "people's pronunciation guide". Unfortunately the one other word I tried ("princess") was not a pronunciation that I could recommend to anybody. However, it could be a lot of fun, and a first stop for the odd word.