Friday, April 4, 2008

It's All Greek To Me

I often wonder what the correct pronunciation is for the names of famous people ... OK, I admit it, mostly mathematicians :-).

So, I was thrilled to discover Forvo. It's an online service whereby people can search for audio of the correct pronunciation of a word or phrase.

The best thing about it is that if there is no entry yet, you can request one and your word goes into a pending list, waiting for someone to provide it.

Anyone with a microphone connected to their computer can record a pronunciation.

You can even be informed, via e-mail, when a pronunciation has been provided!

Thanks to Life Hacker for the link.

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