Monday, November 16, 2009

How Do I Make That Sound?

The University of Iowa has created a fantastic website detailing the shapes and sounds of all the different IPA symbols in the English, German and Spanish alphabet. You can access it on-line and watch and hear a human speak the sound. You can also watch an animated cross sectional head (like the one in the photo) make the sound and detail what the tongue, lips, soft pallate and vocal folds are all doing.

This is a great resource for the studio teacher to use as an aid in teaching proper vowel formation, for the student to connect the IPA symbol with the correct sound and for anyone studying linguistics and pronunciation!

Thanks to Camilla Smith of Accent Pro Academy for the link!

1 comment:

Angie said...

This is such a wonderful tool made by the University of Iowa; a must have for all students and teachers dealing with speech sounds.

I hope a French version of it will be created soon...

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