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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    [1] I'm getting used to living in Paris.
    [2] Would you mind if I opened the window?
    I can't seem to see the IPA fonts that you guys are typing--expect for the wonderful IPA in Raymott's one post. So, I hope you won't mind my adding my transcriptions to the thread. If they are identical to yours, it means we agree.

    [1] [aj'æm'gɛtɪŋ'jus'tu'lɪvɪŋ'ɪn'pɑrɪs]
    [2] [wʊd'ju'majnd'ɪf'aj'ɔpɪnd'ðə'wɪndo]
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    Charis and Doulos are popular.
    Re your transcription: You've transcribed "I am", not "I'm". Do you pronounce the [i] in Paris? Most times, I hear a schwa.
    2 looks ok.
    It's traditional to seperate the words with a space unless you want to emphasise a elision. A space doesn't change the transcription, but makes it easier to read. It also means you don't have to use stress marks for unisyllabic words like "in" or "the".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I use phonetic symbols frequently, and so I've made macros in Word (autoText with hotkeys) that make it easy.
    Dear raymott,
    Do you mean that you have made macros to convert standard text into phonetic script?
    If yes, would you mind shedding some light on that in another thread, or just let me know in person, if you please.

    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disaster Master View Post
    Dear raymott,
    Do you mean that you have made macros to convert standard text into phonetic script?
    If yes, would you mind shedding some light on that in another thread, or just let me know in person, if you please.
    Regards
    Try this:

    Say you want ɹ
    Go: Insert/Symbol / ɹ into Word.
    Select the ɹ and go: Insert/Autotext/Autotext/ and place an ordinary r in the box.
    Then, whenever you type r then F3, you’ll get an ɹ
    You can do it with whole words or sentences:
    /aɪm gɛtɪŋ ju:s tu lɪvɪŋ ɪn pæɹəs/
    You can select the above, assign to p, then whenever you go p then F3, you’ll get the whole sentence. Not that you’d use that one much.

    There’s only one problem with this.
    If you have anything before the r apart from a space, say, “ar”, this doesn’t work.
    You can either 1. space, type r F3, then backspace it, which is a nuisance. or
    2. Make a macro that backspaces 1 letter and then carries out the Autotext above, and moves to the right 1 place again. I’ve got Ctrl/Alt/1 for that. Then you need a few extra macros, Ctrl/Alt/2 etc. for changing 2 letters, say "ae" to æ.




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    Thank you so much Raymott,

    personally, I am aware of the use of autotext and macros as well in Word.

    Anyway, I thought that you have developed a macro by using which you can convert, e.g. “I'm getting used to living in Paris” to /aɪm gɛtɪŋ ju:s tu lɪvɪŋ ɪn pæɹəs/ just by one single click.

    thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disaster Master View Post
    Thank you so much Raymott,

    personally, I am aware of the use of autotext and macros as well in Word.

    Anyway, I thought that you have developed a macro by using which you can convert, e.g. “I'm getting used to living in Paris” to /aɪm gɛtɪŋ ju:s tu lɪvɪŋ ɪn pæɹəs/ just by one single click.

    thanks.
    No, sorry, that would be well beyond my ability. The phonological phenomenon of assimilation of sounds to the word before or after would make this as difficult as machine translation of languages. It could be done, but it wouldn't be reliable; so to me there'd be no point.

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