From IndieWeb

pronunciation is an online means using text or audio to indicate how to say a person's name.

“Never make fun of someone if they mispronounce a word. It means they learned it by reading.”

IndieWeb Examples

A Challenge for 2018!

Add an audio file of your preferred pronunciation of your name to your homepage h-card and add yourself to the list below. If you do, Marty McGuire will give you a shout-out on This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition!

Martijn van der Ven

Martijn van der Ven has an h-card which includes a visual written IPA version of his name's pronunciation as well as a link to an audio file to hear it spoken.

Jason McIntosh

Jason McIntosh did exactly what Martijn van der Ven did, marking the sound-file link as a u-sound property of his h-card. This came out of a discussion in the #indieweb chat where all present agreed that a phonetic spelling wasn't globally useful (since phonetic spellings are still language-dependent), but few people can sight-read IPA. Jason thought that an IPA rendering that was conspicuously hyperlinked to a sound file made for a suitable compromise.

gRegor Morrill

gRegor Morrill added written IPA to for the most common pronunciation of his first and last name on 2018-06-30 . Also used Web Speech API Speech Synthesis to include audio of it and a few other ways to pronounce my first name.

Jacky Alcine

As of 2022-07-03, Jacky Alciné has an audio snippet of how his name is said on his about page.

  • I used u-sound p-ipa to describe this


capjamesg shows written IPA with a link to an audio clip where he narrates his forename on his home page.

Anthony Ciccarello

Anthony Ciccarello added a button for pronouncing his name to his homepage on 2024-02-20. It uses the SpeechSynthesis API to produce an English audio output. This was chosen over an audio clip to avoid using his own voice and to do something more neutral.

Add Yourself

Silo Examples


Facebook has a built-in pronunciation functionality to help users indicate how their name is pronounced. It can be found in the About tab >> Details About You >> section entitled "Name Pronunciation". Their UI suggests several common pronunciations based on one's name as well as the ability to craft one's own version. They then also provide a "play" button which gives a robot produced pronunciation of the name thus specified.


LinkedIn added the ability to upload a recording of your name to your profile.

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