Pronunciation Help

  • Pronunciations are given with an easy respelled phonetic transcription, with no difficult notations as in dictionaries or the International Phonetic Alphabet.
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    Example for Seattle: see-AT-ull
  • Syllables enclosed in quotation marks denotate a sound that is represented by a common English word. This method is used if it seems more clear or helpful than an awkward transcription. Examples:
    Pronunciation for Ai:
    Pronunciation for Knightley:

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