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Phonetic Russian character input on US-keyboards with Google IME in the LRC

  1. To write Russian phonetically in Cyrillic:
    1. Since “input methods”are specific to each window (and automatically switch to that of the window you make active), first open the application you want to write in, preferably…
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UIowa.edu phonetics website for learners of English, German and Spanish

Hone your foreign language pronunciation skills by learning about phonetics: This oft-recommended University of Iowa phonetics website “contains animated libraries of the phonetic sounds (….)  for each consonant and vowel”, including “an animated articulatory diagram, a step-by-step description, and video-audio of the sound spoken in context”.


Linguee dictionary lookup based on parallel corpora

  1. Support for more languages is planned (Chinese, Japanese):
  2. The interesting approach based on parallel corpora provides a wealth of empirical data, albeit a bit raw  and of varying quality, e.g.:

Eva English Word Lookup against Wordnet

  1. Eva Word Lookup – not listed under the extensions, but run against Wordnet, the lexical database for English – enables you to study your English words in depth.
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How to display Furigana phonetic guide for Japanese Kanji in MS-Word 2010

  1. Furigana uses Kana (usually Hiragana) to phonetically transcribe Kanji, above (for horizontally written Kanji) or to the right (if in vertical writing mode), for special characters or audiences (children and second language learners).
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Nice Syntax highlighter tool from wisc.edu @ Madison

  1. Wish my Latin teacher at home would have had such a nice tool when he analyzed the “Ante mare et terras et quod tegit omnia caelum / unus erat toto naturae vultus in orbe / quem dixere chaos”, he had only me: …

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