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Are you puzzled about how to pronounce the words and sentences in your
Spanish book, or how you might pronounce a sentence you compose
yourself? Here is how to solve those problems. To begin, if you
are using Dos Mundos (what we use at UTMartin) you can get
pronunciation of all your chapter vocabulary by clicking here.
For general and a number of specific strategies in pronunciation, here
is an online essay. There are other web presentations.
Learn Spanish Pronunciation
Spanish Pronunciation Key
Spanish Pronunciation Lessons
In addition, there are dictionaries with audio output in
Spanish Audio Dictionary (with audio)
Spanish Dict (with audio)
WordReference.com English-Spanish-English Dictionary
Most impressive and helpful about the web is a small collection of
"text-to-speech" applications, created by companies that are
revolutionizing business communications. Make a setting for Spanish
choice between Latin America and Spain), type in your word, sentence,
sometimes even a small paragraph, click on the button, and you will
hear what you typed in reasonably good Spanish. Here are the most
consistantly functional links:
AT&T Research Text-To-Speech (TTS)
Demo Cepstral Voices
Oddcast TTS demo (with SitePal)
Voice Reader Online (Linguatec, with sitepal, quite
WebSphere Voice (French, Spanish, German, sounds a
Some solutions are simply part of the French phonetic system. Here is
short online phonetics courses:
Phonetics - The Sounds of Spoken English and Spanish
Finally, the Department of Modern Foreign Languages at UTMartin is
currently using Wimba
Voice Tools, which are launched from Blackboard.
This will allow you to make recordings of your voice from various
online positions (email, voiceboard, etc). It is extremel easy to use.
You just need your computer's built-in mic or one you can plug
in. Wimba more than replaces what used to be done by a tape
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