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The Sounds of Spanish and English

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Material Type: Animation
Technical Format: Shockwave
Date Added to MERLOT: March 14, 2002
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 23, 2013
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Author: Marilyn Dispensa Send email to Marilyn Dispensa 
The University of Iowa


This site contains animated libraries of the phonetic sounds of Spanish and English. Available for each consonant and vowel is an animated articulatory diagram, a step-by-step description, and video-audio of the sound spoken in context. It is intended for students of phonetics, linguistics, and foreign language. There is also an... More

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Primary Audience: College General Ed, Graduate School, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Flash 4 and Quicktime 4 or higher; Netscape or Internet Explorer version 4 or higher
Language: Spanish, English
Cost Involved: no Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no Copyright: no
Creative Commons: unsure

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Avatar for katie ostrowski
6 years ago

katie ostrowski

I wish I had found this website two semesters ago when I almost did not make it through my graduate Phonetics course! This sight is a really great resource to have at home, especially for students who are visual learners like myself. The website provides descriptions and visuals of all of the important aspects of phonology (manner, place, voice) for consonants and vowels in American English, Spanish and German.

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I am working for an iMac and did not have any trouble accessing this website or its videos. Very nice set up!

Avatar for Ronnie Cvrk
10 years ago

Ronnie Cvrk (Student)

This site is ideal for the student that is having trouble making the connection
between phonology and pronunciation. It offers very useful animated libraries of
sounds in both the English and Spanish Language. As a speaker of both Spanish
and English, the site is very accurate, and has led me to better understand
phonetics in both languages

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One drawback to site is that it takes very updated software to run. I have tried
to run the English sounds on a few computers around my University, and the
system was not able to handle the English Sounds library
Used in course

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