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Pronunciation items (cards) in SRS

Q
pron: "Robert"
A
['rob ..(r)t]
On Antimoon, we use the SuperMemo terminology. A Q&A pair is called an item. A collection of items is called a... collection. In Anki, an item is called a card and a collection is called a deck.

These items are used to learn the pronunciation of English words. The question field contains a word (its spelling). The answer field contains the word’s phonetic transcription, which tells you how to pronounce the word correctly.

In our collections, phonetic transcriptions are written in the ASCII Phonetic Alphabet, because it uses letters and symbols which you can find on your computer’s keyboard. You can also copy & paste transcriptions from your dictionary into your items. If you want to type IPA-based transcriptions into your SRS items, I would suggest getting an IPA-typing tool like the TypeIt App.

Examples

Q
pron: "relaxation"
A
[,ri: l@k 'sei S..n]
Q
pron: "nylon"
A
['nai lon]
Q
pron: "rheumatic"
A
[ru: 'm@ tik]
Q
pron: "garage"
A
AmE [g.. 'ra:Z], [g.. 'ra:dZ]
BrE ['g@ ra:Z], ['g@ ridZ]
Q
pron: "Thompson"
A
['tomp s..n]
Q
pron: "economics"
A
[e k.. 'nom iks] or [i: k.. 'nom iks]

How to repeat

  1. Read the word in the question field.
  2. Pronounce the word (say it out loud).
  3. Compare your pronunciation with the transcription in the answer field.
  4. Choose a grade.

When to use

You can use a pronunciation item when you know the meaning of the word very well. For example, if a word is very easy (like go, cat, etc.) or if it’s a proper name (like Los Angeles or Einstein), you don’t have to memorize its meaning with an SRS. But the word’s pronunciation may not be that easy, and you may want to learn it. If you are interested in the word’s meaning, you should use a definition-word, word-definition, or sentence item.