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, which not only teaches languages, but also invites you to join a live chat to practice your newly acquired skills.
We then phonologically transcribed from orthography to the International Phonetic Alphabet the Sherlock Holmes novels, using the Mobylist Pronunciator
II[TM] (Copyright 1988-1993, Grady Ward).
Perhaps the ultimate in bells and whistles on the Photo-Atlas CD is the mineral name pronunciator
. Assuming your system has a wav compatible sound card (such as the Soundblaster 16) installed, you can click on a species name, and the Photo-Atlas (Forrest Cureton) says it for you.
For Schaumburg Library cardholders who would like ESL instruction in their own language, Pronunciator
and Mango Language are fun, free ways to learn dozens of languages with self-directed lessons.