Sounds of Speech
By The University of Iowa Research Foundation
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Notice: This Contains English Only Content. Spanish and German not included.
This application was originally designed at the University of Iowa to help students learning how the sounds of different languages are produced. Since its production, it has become a milestone for phonetics teaching tools around the globe.
Sounds of Speech™ provides a comprehensive understanding of how, physiologically, each of the speech sounds of American English is formed. It includes animations, videos, and audio samples that describe the essential features of each of the consonants and vowels of American English. Sounds of Speech™ is especially useful for students studying English as a second language. Features include:
What's New in Version 2.2.2
New improved interface now includes iPad
Text translations for: Spanish, Korean, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) (English version only)
Wish pause and slow motion were options
Love the idea of the app, I just wish I could pause the animations or view them in slow motion. My apraxia and dysarthria patients often require extra processing time, slowing it down would help their concept transfer!
It would be way better if add the fluctuation of recording to compare the difference.
I would not recommend it
There were no slow motion or stop options. Only sound isolation. The picture was really blurry. It would be nice if there were CV, CVC, VC options so that the different types of /r/ could be viewed