Results 1 to 9 of 9
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain

    • Join Date: Aug 2007
    • Posts: 130
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    Translating IPA Symbols to English

    I have found a programme where I can type words or sentences in English and get the IPA transciption but I can't find any programmes or websites where I can do the opposite. Does anyone know of any?

    Thanks
    Anne

  1. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 20,227
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: Translating IPA Symbols to English

    Quote Originally Posted by Anne59 View Post
    I have found a programme where I can type words or sentences in English and get the IPA transciption but I can't find any programmes or websites where I can do the opposite. Does anyone know of any?

    Thanks
    Anne
    If this is an online program, could you post the URL?
    I'd like to check how it translates homonyms like 'read', 'bow'...

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain

    • Join Date: Aug 2007
    • Posts: 130
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: Translating IPA Symbols to English

    I'm afraid it's not perfect I have to check what it transcribes but it does help me so hopefully it might help some other people.

    It's called PhoTransEdit and you can download it at:-

    PhoTransEdit - English Transcription Editor

  2. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 20,227
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Re: Translating IPA Symbols to English

    aɪ laɪk ɪs ˈprəʊɡrm. aɪ θɪŋk aɪm ˈɡəʊɪŋ tu juːz ɪs ə lɒt.
    bət ˈwʊdnt ɪt bi mʌʧ ˈiːzɪə tə du: ə rɪˈvɜːs trnsˈleɪʃn ˈmnjʊəli?


    You can even type ordinary letters for IPA, eg. D -> on the phonetic side.
    Anyhow, if I find a reverse translator, I'll let you know, but I'm pretty sure once you've used the English to IPA enough, you'll be able to do your own IPA to English.


    • Join Date: Nov 2009
    • Posts: 343
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #5

    Re: Translating IPA Symbols to English

    Quote Originally Posted by Anne59 View Post
    I'm afraid it's not perfect I have to check what it transcribes but it does help me so hopefully it might help some other people.

    It's called PhoTransEdit and you can download it at:-

    PhoTransEdit - English Transcription Editor

    That's a great software. I've been looking for a long time....thanks a lot.

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain

    • Join Date: Aug 2007
    • Posts: 130
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #6

    Re: Translating IPA Symbols to English

    Hi All,

    I'm so happy to be able to give something to this great forum instead of taking all the time.


    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 12
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #7

    Re: Translating IPA Symbols to English

    I'm not very strong on IPA Symbols, so I'll give this a whirl. Thank you.

  3. Mehrgan's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 1,619
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #8

    Re: Translating IPA Symbols to English

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    aɪ laɪk ɪs ˈprəʊɡrm. aɪ θɪŋk aɪm ˈɡəʊɪŋ tu juːz ɪs ə lɒt.
    bət ˈwʊdnt ɪt bi mʌʧ ˈiːzɪə tə du: ə rɪˈvɜːs trnsˈleɪʃn ˈmnjʊəli?

    You can even type ordinary letters for IPA, eg. D -> on the phonetic side.
    Anyhow, if I find a reverse translator, I'll let you know, but I'm pretty sure once you've used the English to IPA enough, you'll be able to do your own IPA to English.

    /haU naIs @v u: t@ u:z sVtS @ splendId {ksnt!/ /tA:!/


    • Join Date: Nov 2009
    • Posts: 3
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #9

    Re: Translating IPA Symbols to English

    hi! it's been a pleasure for me to discover such a programme. I am very grateful to the ones that created the software and to the ones that put it at our disposal. I wonder as some participants already mention whether it is possible to find a software that does the reverse i.e. from IPA to normal letters. I would be over the moon to receive a downloadable link to satisfy mostly my students who find difficulties understanding IPA symbols and reading trascribed texts. thank you and God bless you all. looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Similar Threads

  1. How does an English club in your area work?
    By sympathy in forum Teaching English
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 21-Nov-2008, 15:19
  2. Please check my writing for mistakes!
    By flowerseed in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-Oct-2008, 15:40
  3. What is an english corner?
    By Guest in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-Oct-2008, 01:20
  4. English Education In China
    By Aniu in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-Jan-2008, 00:55
  5. Is it right?
    By Genrikh in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-Dec-2005, 16:59

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •