Tag Archive | pronunciation

Author Name Pronunciation Guide

http://www.teachingbooks.net/pronunciations.cgi

Ever love a book but you don’t want to tell people about it because you’re not sure how to pronounce the author’s name?  Use this site to listen to recordings of authors speaking and explaining their own names.

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VOA Pronunciation Guide

http://ibb7.ibb.gov/pronunciations/index.cfm

This Voice of America guide is a database of pronunciation keys and audio files (mp3) with guidance for pronouncing names of people and places in the worldwide news.  Four search types are available: exact search, near search, list lookup or origin browse.

Name Pronunciation Guide

www.howtosaythatname.com

This is a wonderful tool for business folk or anyone who has ever stumbled over a foreign name.  How To Say That Name.com allows the user to listen to a quick sound file of a native speaker saying given names and surnames.  Of course, not every name in the world is included, but an impressive number are!