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    Default English phonetics translation software...

    Hi everyone,
    I was wondering whether there is a software/program that can translate english texts into a phonetic text!
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    Default Re: English phonetics translation software...

    I've never seen one. There are programs that will write phonemic script for insertion into texts:
    http://www.usingenglish.com/cgi-bin/...&submit=Search
    There are programs that convert some languages into phonemic script:
    http://www.babelstone.co.uk/Software/BabelPad.html
    (I have never used this one so don't know what it's like)

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    Default Re: English phonetics translation software...

    I think that automatic phonetic transcription is a feat beyond programs for the time being. Phonemic transcription may be a more realistic goal but even then, the program should be able to tell the difference between pairs such as "row" /r@U/ ('row a boat') and /raU/ ('quarrel').

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    Hi,

    There one that you can use to insert phonetics, called Phonmap. Gives you the fonts to print as well. Doesn't do complete texts automatically.

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    Default Re: English phonetics translation software...

    You can try PhoTransEdit at Phonetic Resources.

    PhoTransEdit is a free Windows tool created to help you typing phonetic transcriptions. The tool includes:

    • Automatic phonetic transcription of English texts.
    • A phonetic keyboard to edit/create phonetic transcriptions.
    • Statistics on the number of times a sound is found in a transcription.
    • Export the transcriptions to X-SAMPA or HTML code numbers.
    • Import X-SAMPA texts.
    • Find rhymes for a word.

    Sample Images:





    In Phonetic Resources you can also find links to other phonetic resources.
    Last edited by photransedit; 27-Jul-2009 at 19:47.

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