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Monday, February 06, 2006

Listen to native language speakers

Just a short post today to point you all to a very nifty (yeh, I used the word nifty - so shoot me) site I found today. http://www.fonetiks.org/ - phonetic pronunciation site for 9 different languages. Fonetiks enables language learners to study native speaker pronunciation without leaving their homes, merely by mousing over the text on their computer screens. Excellent reference if you are looking to pronounce specific letter combinations. It's not deep or interesting content in the normal sense but you get immediate answers to what used to be difficult questions on pronunciation. Here are the categories you can choose from:
SINGLE VOWEL SOUNDS, TWO VOWEL SOUNDS, THREE VOWEL SOUNDS, VOICED/VOICELESS SOUNDS VARIOUS OTHER SOUNDS,STRESS & TONE. Pretty cool, no? Yep, I'm a language geek. More anon.

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