Inserting Pronunciation with Adaptive Notation

Preferred Notation

A unique feature of DailyCues allows members to select their preferred notation in their profile. Examples linked to the cued English dictionary display in the notation prefered notation (e.g., click this word, examples). There are currently three options for notation: International Phonetic Alphabet (e.g., /lɑɪˈk ðɪˈs/), Dictionary Notation (e.g., /līˈk t͟hĭs/), and Phonemic Notation (e.g., /lieˈk tHis/).

Adaptive Notation

By using some special code, one can embed pronunciation examples that adapt and display according to each members preferred notation. The following example /nnnōohtttāayˈˈˈʃshshəəənnn/ displays in your preferred notation. Different members will see that example displayed differently according to their preference. 

Additionally, by placing your cursor over any one phoneme, several examples that use that phoneme appear in a small help box.

Embedding Adaptive Examples

If one simply types a phoneme in slashes (e.g., /ɚ/), it is static. It will not adjust to the individual members preferences. It may not even be recognizable to some members. This can cause inconsistencies in the site. However, one can insert adaptive phonemes as a single phoneme (e.g., /ʃshsh/) or a whole word (e.g., /wwwɚûrurˈˈˈddd/) which will conform to the member’s preferences. 

  1. Type double slashes: //
  2. Cut and paste IPA symbols. You can either use the symbols below or reset your preferences and cut and paste from the dictionary. Apaptive examples rely on the International Phonetic Alphabet. If you use symbols other than IPA, the adaptive notation will not work.
  3. Close the example with double slashes: //
  4. Your example might look something like this: //fɪkst//. 
  5. Once you SUBMIT your page to save the changes it will display like this: /fffɪĭikkksssttt/ (with single slahes).

While it might seem a little tricky at first, it is just a few extra symbols and a little care to select the right IPA symbol. To save you time, the symbols are displayed below to cut and paste.

CONSONANTS

IPA Symbol Your Preferred Notation Symbol Examples
d /ddd/ day, middle, road
p /ppp/ pat, supper, top
ʒ /ʒzhzh/ genre, azure, rouge
k /kkk/ call, ache, back
ð /ðt͟htH/ them, father, soothe
v /vvv/ very, savvy, cave.
z /zzz/ zoo, music, dogs
h /hhh/ hi, whole, ahead
s /sss/ sit, aside, mass
r /rrr/ rat, arrive, far
b /bbb/ bet, aboard, tab
n /nnn/ note, enough, man
ʍ /ʍhwhw/ where, somewhat
m /mmm/ men, smart, prom
f /fff/ phone, sniffing, rough
t /ttt/ to, sitter, what
ʃ /ʃshsh/ she, wishes, cache
l /lll/ low, alone, still
w /www/ win, away
g /ggg/ go, muggy, bag
ʤ /ʤjj/ just, aging, urge
θ /θthth/ thaw, pathway, truth
j /jyy/ yes, vineyard
ŋ /ŋngng/ sink, singer, long
ʧ /ʧchch/ chop, pitcher, pinch

VOWELS

IPA Symbol Your Preferred Notation Symbol Examples
ə /əəə/ enough, tuna
ʌ /ʌŭuh/ ugly, some
o (before /r/) /oōoh/ Oregon, more
/ōoh/ oak, hold, no
ɑ /ɑäah/ ox, lock, spa
i /iēee/ each, keep, happy
ɚ /ɚûrur/ Earth, hurt, litter
u /uo͞oue/ ooze, soon, two
ɔ /ɔôaw/ Autumn, lawn
ɛ /ɛěeh/ edge, sent
ʊ /ʊo͝ooo/ hook, woman, push
æ /æăa/ after, cap
ɪ /ɪĭi/ igloo, fit, women
/āay/ ate, mail, day
ɔɪ /ɔɪoioy/ oyster, boil, boy
ɑɪ /ɑɪīie/ island, file, tie
ɑʊ /ɑʊowow/ ouch, towel, how

 

examples

  • /ɪgzæˈmpəlz/
  • /igzaˈmpəlz/
  • /ĭgzăˈmpəlz/
  • 5t7s2t5s1sd6s2s