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Pronny

Are you wondering how to pronounce the name of Sinead O' Connor? Paul Klee? Walter Benjamin? Jean Baudrillard? Abraham Yehoshua? Hiroshima? Taj Mahal? ...

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Are you wondering how to pronounce the name of Sinead O' Connor? Paul Klee? Walter Benjamin? Jean Baudrillard? Abraham Yehoshua? Hiroshima? Taj Mahal? Colosseo? Tamara de Lempicka? György Lukács? Andre Agassi? Zhang Yimou? Michael Schumacher? Names are not like common words: they are unique. The pronunciation of common words is governed by the pronunciation rules of every language, but the pronunciation of names can vary much more. Moreover, when you need to pronounce a common word of a given language, you usually know WHICH LANGUAGE it belongs to; and if you are interested in a common word you are interested in the language itself, so you probably know enough about its pronounciation rules. With names this is often not the case. You may know a name because the person or the thing is internationally renown, but you can ignore where it comes from. For example, the name of the great painter Paul Klee may look English to the majority of the people in the world: however, he was born in Muenchenbuchsee, a small town in the German part of Switzerland, and his name should receive a German pronunciation, quite different from the English one. Sometimes you may know where a name comes from, but ignore the pronunciation rules of that language. Many people who admire the movies by Zhang Yimou know very well that he is a Chinese director, but they don't know how to pronounce his name because they ignore the rules of Chinese pronunciation. This is why we have created this App. 0. The "Pronny" App provides the correct pronunciations for thousands of internationally prominent names of famous people or brands, important places worldwide, Latin quotations, typical food, and any other international words that may be of interest to people who have no acquaintance with the language such words stem from. 1. It provides the AUDIO pronunciation of each name by means of an MP3 file, through a simple touch. 2. Names are ALL pronounced by CULTIVATED NATIVE SPEAKERS of the relevant language, whose reliability is personally checked by the Director of the site (a full professor in General Linguistics). 3. Correctness of controversial pronunciations (which abound in worldwide culture) is checked following scholarly standards, by people with deep SCIENTIFIC TRAINING IN LINGUISTICS and other sciences, and prominent academic positions. 4. The App allows surfers to request the pronunciation of names not yet present. 5. The number of the names currently available is around 9.000, and nothing prevents it from being significantly increased, obviously maintaining the present quality standards. 6. Access to the desired names is possible through the language, through thematic categories (Literature, Sports, Politics, Food, Fashion, etc.) and through direct typing with case-sensitive completion. 7. More features (short overviews of the main languages of the world, etc.) are also provided.

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Technical specifications

Version: 1.1

Size: 96.31 MB

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Price: 0,00 €

Day of release: 0000-00-0

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