toPhonetics

3.9
62 reviews
1K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Got an English text and want to see how to pronounce it? This app will turn your English text into its phonetic transcription using International Phonetic Alphabet.

Features:

- See phonetic transcription of the whole text, not just the dictionary forms of separate words.
- Choose between British and American* pronunciation. When British dialect is selected the [r] sound at the end of the word is only voiced if followed by a vowel, which follows British phonetic convention.
- 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.
- 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.
- Where a word has a number of possible pronunciations (highlighted in blue in the output) you can select the one that agrees with the context by tapping on it.


*) American transcriptions are based on the open Carnegie Mellon University Pronouncing Dictionary.
Updated on
May 23, 2018

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3.9
62 reviews
Adelheid Manefeldt
November 1, 2020
Not sure what the premium payment is for. The app can remind you of certain (limited) phonetics. But you will usually need to force correct transcription through using words that sound similar (you need to use recognisable words) The app uses only two vernaculars and has a very rudimentary database. You cannot make suggestions, cannot contact anyone, there's nothing to customise, no way to update. No idea who even built this app. No reason to pay for it Nifty tool. But not worth the money.
12 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
January 18, 2019
I have been using for years now. Have been the Best Resource to use in the class and teaching IPA has been so easy with the App. I wish I get a version for the iPhone as well. Thanks for proving a good learning resource.
9 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
September 18, 2019
The app is good therefore I was happy to pay for the ads free version but I don't give you a full 5-star rating because the app doesn't allow users to suggest spellings when they consider them incorrect. The possibility for users being able to send feedback would be very important both for users and the app itself
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What's new

Dictionary update.
Fixed the issue with previous update.