Video News: The last English Pronunciation and International Phonetic Alphabet video is done! Check it out here (or directly on YouTube). Future videos plans in the short term include: French/German/Italian Pronunciation. Medium term: Russian Pronunciation. Longer term: Who knows!
Pronunciation Help: Once you’ve seen the vowel video, you can use these charts to compare your target language’s vowels to your own vowels.
- French, German, Italian, English RP and GA
- Russian (compared with German, oddly enough)
- Spanish (and almost everything else): These are not extremely precise, but they contain so many languages that it’s still a wonderful resource
- If you find a better chart for your language, please let me know, so I can add it to this list!
Book News: We’re represented! The wonderful Lisa DiMona at Lark Productions is representing the book, and the final final proposal is just about ready!
Site Updates: A few minor repairs, corrections and organizational fixes. Added StumbleUpon buttons (go click them! Yay!). A reader found a nice concise Spanish pronunciation guide that I’ve added to the Spanish section. I’ve found some neat Chinese resources (for learning tones and entering characters), and I’ve put them up on the Learn Mandarin Chinese page.