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An online language laboratory : complete pronunciation guides with native speaker sounds and accents. Click on two or more pages if you want to compare accents or languages, and on a flag for an online dictionary.
Technical Requirements: Minimum 56k modem - ADSL or ISDN access is preferable. Allow each sound page enough time to load completely before mousing over the words.This could take up to two minutes with a 56k modem the first time you visit a page. You need a 4.0 browser or later.If this site works but you still can't hear the fonetiks sounds, it probably means your browser is not Java-enabled: in Netscape, go to Edit - Preferences - Advanced and make sure the top three boxes are checked; in Internet Explorer, go to Tools - Internet Options - Advanced - Multimedia and check 'play sounds'.
Fonetiks is a unique publication in more ways than one. It's the world's first CD-ROM where you can simply mouse over text to hear it spoken - quite a big step forward in language learning, making an instant connection between the spoken and written word.
But it's also a new way of looking at languages: each language is divided up into six types of sounds: single vowels, diphthongs, triphthongs, voiced versus voiceless sounds, consonants, and stress/intonation. The result is that seemingly 'hard' languages like Mandarin or Japanese suddenly become quite easy to get to grips with.
Another unique thing about Fonetiks is the fact that it presents seven varieties of English: American, British, Australian, etc. - ESL learners won't find this anywhere else, at least not in this breathtakingly convenient mouseover format. The same goes for Parisian versus Canadian French, and German versus Swiss German.
There is also a "Spoken Grammar" for ESL learners, plus conversation patterns for English, French and German. More than 40 people comprised the "cast" of native speakers that put this production together. This is a unique, major resource for people who love languages.
Early technical problems with Fonetiks have been ironed out. Minimum requirements are now only that your computer have sound and the Flash player installed - almost all computers already have these. IE preferred, but Netscape works OK. Mac or PC.