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Lwazi English Pronunciation Dictionary
General phonemic pronunciations for frequently occurring words in SA languages. Dictionaries were developed to be practically usable for speech technology systems, rather than phonetically accurate. Audio samples of all phonemes included. A letter-to-sound rule set for predicting the pronunciations of generic words included. (Separate entry describes rule sets.)
Karen Calteaux
Meraka Institute, CSIR
Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 South Africa License:
Marelie Davel
L Loots, M Davel, E Barnard and T Niesler, "Comparing manually-developed and data-driven rules for P2P learning", In Proc. PRASA, Stellenbosch, Nov 2009.
Pronunciation dictionaries
1.4Mb zipped; 5.3Mb unzipped
Approximately 65,000 words
Studio recordings; Web
Frequently occurring words (top 5,000 from available word lists). No proper names or foreign words included.
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2018-02-05T20:22:50Z; 2018-03-05T17:51:50Z
2018-02-05T20:22:50Z; 2018-03-05T17:51:50Z

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