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Old 08-28-2011, 11:17 PM   #1
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Kindle should have a talking (pronunciation) dictionary

Sorry, I can never figure out those pronunciation guide. Just talk to me, baby.

It wouldn't add too much bulk to the firmware. The M-W dictionary with voice pronunciation for the iPad is only a 20M download, for example.
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:23 AM   #2
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Which accent - the horrible Americanism of semeye for semi, a nice Oirish accent for bejaysus or a Cockney accent for gawd blimey Gov'ner?

Maybe you need one of these?

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Old 08-29-2011, 06:04 AM   #3
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Which accent - the horrible Americanism of semeye for semi, a nice Oirish accent for bejaysus or a Cockney accent for gawd blimey Gov'ner?
Exactly what I was thinking.
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:25 AM   #4
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Why not just spend five minutes learning the phonetic alphabet. The default Kindle dictionary uses the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) which is alsoo used by many printed dictionaries and some on-line resources like Wikipedia.

It's easy to learn, and once you've done so, you will be able to see the pronounciation of any work right from the dictionary page.
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:41 PM   #5
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Five minutes? I think not. In any case, it has speakers, it has text to speech, I agree it would be nice to have a talking dictionary.
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:49 PM   #6
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I wouldn't mind seeing (hearing, rather) a talking dictionary. It would be a nice feature to have.
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Which accent - the horrible Americanism of semeye for semi, a nice Oirish accent for bejaysus or a Cockney accent for gawd blimey Gov'ner?

Maybe you need one of these?

http://www.babble.com/CS/blogs/strol..._no_shadow.jpg
Readers choice add on with language request....or...language of place of purchase: Buy it in the US - get a US dictionary, buy it in the UK - get a British dictionary, buy it in Tokyo - get a Japanese dictionary, etc.
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Readers choice add on with language request....or...language of place of purchase: Buy it in the US - get a US dictionary, buy it in the UK - get a British dictionary, buy it in Tokyo - get a Japanese dictionary, etc.
Well I have a UK Kindle and the 'text to speech' voice is a terrible American robotic thing which struggles to pronounce anything correctly, I want Patrick Stewart's or Stephen Fry's lush tones please.

Seriously, as an add on yes but I would not want this using up my scant enough memory.
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