- How do I copy the results line by line to Word?
- Why [r] instead of [ɹ]?
- Shouldn’t [t] between vowels be a flap [ɾ]?
- Can I download the speech audio?
- Is there an API?
- How can I reference this website in my work?
How do I copy the results line by line to Word?
For now “Side by side with English text” is your best option if you are going to copy it somewhere else. For best results you will have to break up the original text by lines though.
Why [r] instead of [ɹ]?
The website provides phonemic transcription. Since there is no rolling [r] sound in English language and therefore no confusion between the two, API recommends using ‘r’ for simplicity. Most dictionaries do just that.
Shouldn’t [t] between vowels be a flap [ɾ]?
The website is focusing on phonemic transcriptions, so this particular case is out of scope. On top of that, even if we limit this feature to NAmE, there are too many factors involved. There is just no exact phonological rule for whether the flapping will occur or not.
Can I download the speech audio?
Not at the moment. The speech you hear is generated by your browser, so potentially there might be extensions capturing browser’s audio, but you will have to search extension repository of the browser you are using for that.
Is there an API?
Not at the moment, although not ruled out in the future. We understand it’s a popular feature request, but we need to come up with some logistic solution for managing the server workload.
How can I reference this website in my work?
“toPhonetics.com” is just fine or “toPhonetics.com (2013, Mu-Sonic Ltd)” if you need publishing details.