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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

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.

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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.

UI for Facebook name pronnciation.PNG

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