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Australian English pronunciation dictionary
User: mostafa_shahin
Date: 6/4/2013 7:04 am
Views: 5088
Rating: 11

Hi,

I need a pronounciation dictionary for Australian English dialect in IPA or ANDOSL phoneme symboles, One like the cmu one but for Australian English?

 

Thanks,

Mostafa Shahin

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Re: Australian English pronunciation dictionary
User: kmaclean
Date: 6/4/2013 4:01 pm
Views: 167
Rating: 12

>One like the cmu one but for Australian English?

Ralf’s Australian English dictionary 0.1

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Re: Australian English pronunciation dictionary
User: mostafa_shahin
Date: 6/6/2013 4:55 am
Views: 134
Rating: 12

Thanks for your reply, but accually I reviewed some of the words of this dictionary with the http://www.macquariedictionary.com.au (an Australian English dictionary) and I found that the pronounciation dosn't match.

I looked at how he has created his dictionary and I found that he use the espeak (Speech Synthesizer engine) to create the pronounciation, but espeak dosn't support the Australian accent.

 

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Re: Australian English pronunciation dictionary
User: TonyR
Date: 6/8/2013 1:57 pm
Views: 3544
Rating: 11

Thanks for your reply, but accually I reviewed some of the words of this dictionary with the http://www.macquariedictionary.com.au (an Australian English dictionary) and I found that the pronounciation dosn't match.

Don't expect an exact match.   Pronuciation dictionaries aren't exact things, what's most important is that they are consistent.

I looked at how he has created his dictionary and I found that he use the espeak (Speech Synthesizer engine) to create the pronounciation, but espeak dosn't support the Australian accent.

But it has rules for dialects such as Scottish - perhaps the author created rules for Australian?

It's GPL - why not take the engineers view and ask whether it is good enough for the job you want to do?

 

Tony

--   
Dr Tony Robinson
Founder Cantab Research Ltd

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