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    Pronunciation of city names

    Hello, there. I am translating English names of cities into Korean names. I'd like to translate into correct names. So I need phonetic symbol of English names of cities. Do you know any website where I can find the symbol? Or can you advice me about translating English names of cities, please? Thanks.

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    Re: Pronunciation of city names

    OUP/BBC used to publish a pronouncing dictionary for English place names. It's not online, and seems to have been replaced by this: Oxford BBC Guide to Pronunciation, The Essential Handbook of the Spoken Word Superseding the BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names: Lena Olausson, Catherine Sangster: Books

    I haven't seen a copy of the new book, but I'd be very surprised if it didn't include phonemic transcriptions.


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