Is there a software or a website that allows me to convert a series of English texts to their phonetic symbols?
I'm trying to make a transcript written purely in phonetic symbols but it takes just too much time to do it by hand.. Help~
A software with a dictionary integrated in it would do that. A software able to read a dictionary on CD-rom is another alternative.
I'm not sure either exist.
I know there's one even though it's a Japanese website... all you have to do is basically copy & paste (or type) what you want to transcript and click on the submit button, so I'll give you the URL anyways.
You'll see two buttons; the one in the left is the submit button, and the one in the right is the reset button.
The converter from the Japanese site seems much easier to use than the one from the Irish one, especially because you don't need to master software compiling to use the latter.
Yet, I'm not too sure this software is reliable 100% because it seems to often offer three phonetic transcriptions of the same word. So, since I'm not too familiar with the I.P.A, I was wondering if someone could tell if this is normal or if this happens only because the software doesn't know the proper pronunciation?
You are not in Kanvas anymore.
Don't You know that some common English words have a different pronunciation in different contexts.
THE is pronounced thuh if the word following it starts with a Consonant,
otherwise it can be pronounced thih or theh.
We say "an" instead of "a" before a word starting with a vowel.
You usually say tu:, if you are going to a place.
For example. I have to go to the office.
You usually say tuh, if you need to do something.
For example: I need tuh run every day.
Infinitive form to+verb
Regards, Paul V.
Hi Paul V,
I thank you for your advising me to "get real" and realise that "I'm not in Kanvas any more", but I was only trying to know whether this software is reliable or not.
However, you have answered my question and I wish to thank your for it. ;)
Thanks guys. I've been looking for this ages.
Paul V. is right. There are many ways to say a single sentence.
Hello Tom. I did not doubt about what Paul V says, although I didn't mention it very explicitly in my previous post.
Thank you, however, for your confirmation. This software seems to be very useful.
I did not recommanded it, you need to know how to compile a software to use that one and it doesn't seem very user-friendly. Yours is much better for you just have to enter your text and clic. ;)