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Hi! Got an English text and want to see how to pronounce it? This online converter of English text to IPA phonetic transcription will translate your English text into its phonetic transcription using the International Phonetic Alphabet. Paste or type your English text in the text field above and click “Show transcription” button (or use [Ctrl+Enter] shortcut from the text input area).

Features:

  • Choose between British and American* pronunciation. When British option is selected the [r] sound at the end of the word is only voiced if followed by a vowel, which follows British phonetic convention.
  • The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols used.
  • The structure of the text and sentences in it (line breaks, punctuation marks, etc.) is preserved in phonetic transcription output making it easier to read.
  • An option to vary pronunciation depending on whether words are in stressed or weak position in the sentence, as in connected speech (checkbox “Show weak forms”).
  • Words in CAPS are interpreted as acronyms if the word is not found in the database. Acronym transcriptions will be shown with hyphens between letters.
  • In addition to commonly used vocabulary the database contains a very substantial amount of place names (including names of countries, their capitals, US states, UK counties), nationalities and popular names.
  • You can output the text and its phonetic transcription along each other side-by-side or line-by-line to make back-reference to the original text easier. Just tick the appropriate checkbox in the input form.
  • Where a word has a number of different pronunciations (highlighted in blue in the output) you can select the one that agrees with the context by clicking on it. To see a popup with a list of possible pronunciations move your mouse cursor over the word.
    Note that different pronunciations of one word may have different meanings or may represent variations in pronunciation with the same meaning. If unsure which pronunciation is relevant in your particular case, consult a dictionary.
  • The dictionary database is regularly amended with most popular missing words (shown in red in the output).
  • The text can be read out loud in browsers with speech synthesis support (Safari – recommended, Chrome).
*) American transcriptions are based on the open Carnegie Mellon University Pronouncing Dictionary.

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HackBot
2 days ago

Hi please fix tricolour IPA, speech and IPA are difference, I sure your IPA is wrong

Mickie
Mickie
6 days ago

I entered “granularity” and the answer was granularity in red.
What does it mean?

Samantha Robles
Samantha Robles
6 days ago

I’ve found that there is a big problem in the transcriptions to begin with the uses of weak and strong forms in a sentence.

Vic
Vic
10 days ago

Hello, I come here with a few suggestions. I think that adding ɾ to American English is essential to set it apart from RP English, making it a more authentic representation of American English. Since you already have alternative pronunciation “winter” and “winer”, I don’t think there would be a problem. Another thing, I think that using ɹ would be better for those who are interested in learning the exact English phonemes.

Mert
Mert
18 days ago

There is a problem with the transcription of the word “direction”.
While the recording uses the sound /aı/, transcription uses /ı/.

Last edited 18 days ago by Mert
John McLinguist
John McLinguist
20 days ago

Tocharian A IPA transcriptor when?

sVs
sVs
25 days ago

Нет транскрипция для сongrats.

Thomas
Thomas
27 days ago

Im looking for some type of code conversion example to convert text to phonetics like this program. In Visual Basic, or Phython, C++.

Clay Shannon
29 days ago

Following up on my comment from 5 days ago, I worked around the problem with the cover’s IPA characters not displaying correctly by simply showing the English title on the cover and then stating that the text is also in IPA in the subtitle. It’s full title is -> Wonders Never Cease: Book 1 of “Taterskin & The Eco Defenders” in English and IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet).

The book contains both English (left page) and the corresponding IPA (right page) and is now available on amazon. If interested, see https://ramblingnotesofageezer.substack.com/p/dual-language-english-and-ipa-book

pinki
pinki
29 days ago

where is the primary stress in If I had money, I would buy a house.