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LINGUIST List 23.2081

Mon Apr 30 2012

Software: A Chrome extension that adds diacritics to English

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>


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Date: 27-Apr-2012
From: Ziyuan Yao <yaoziyuangmail.com>
Subject: A Chrome extension that adds diacritics to English
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PIE Transformer automatically adds diacritics to English words on a
Web page to indicate their pronunciations. This has three uses:

1. For English-as-a-second-language (ESL) people to learn correct
English word pronunciations.

2. For native English-speaking children to learn how to read. (See 'No
Child Left Behind Act'.)

3. Recreational use. Show off a sentence in the PIE (Phonetically
Intuitive English) form to your online friends or use it in your commercial
campaigns.

Go here and see it yourself:

https://sites.google.com/site/phoneticallyintuitiveenglish/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Phonetics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
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