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 /nnnnnnnnnōohōohōohtttttttttāayāayāayˈˈˈˈˈˈˈˈˈʃshshʃshshʃshshəəəəəəəəənnnnnnnnn/ 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., /ʃshshʃshshʃshsh/) or a whole word (e.g., /wwwwwwwwwɚûrurɚûrurɚûrurˈˈˈˈˈˈˈˈˈddddddddd/) 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: /fffffffffɪĭiɪĭiɪĭikkkkkkkkksssssssssttttttttt/ (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.


IPA Symbol Your Preferred Notation Symbol Examples
d /ddddddddd/ day, middle, road
p /ppppppppp/ pat, supper, top
ʒ /ʒzhzhʒzhzhʒzhzh/ genre, azure, rouge
k /kkkkkkkkk/ call, ache, back
ð /ðt͟htHðt͟htHðt͟htH/ them, father, soothe
v /vvvvvvvvv/ very, savvy, cave.
z /zzzzzzzzz/ zoo, music, dogs
h /hhhhhhhhh/ hi, whole, ahead
s /sssssssss/ sit, aside, mass
r /rrrrrrrrr/ rat, arrive, far
b /bbbbbbbbb/ bet, aboard, tab
n /nnnnnnnnn/ note, enough, man
ʍ /ʍhwhwʍhwhwʍhwhw/ where, somewhat
m /mmmmmmmmm/ men, smart, prom
f /fffffffff/ phone, sniffing, rough
t /ttttttttt/ to, sitter, what
ʃ /ʃshshʃshshʃshsh/ she, wishes, cache
l /lllllllll/ low, alone, still
w /wwwwwwwww/ win, away
g /ggggggggg/ go, muggy, bag
ʤ /ʤjjʤjjʤjj/ just, aging, urge
θ /θththθththθthth/ thaw, pathway, truth
j /jyyjyyjyy/ yes, vineyard
ŋ /ŋngngŋngngŋngng/ sink, singer, long
ʧ /ʧchchʧchchʧchch/ chop, pitcher, pinch


IPA Symbol Your Preferred Notation Symbol Examples
ə /əəəəəəəəə/ enough, tuna
ʌ /ʌŭuhʌŭuhʌŭuh/ ugly, some
o (before /r/) /oōohoōohoōoh/ Oregon, more
/ōohōohōoh/ oak, hold, no
ɑ /ɑäahɑäahɑäah/ ox, lock, spa
i /iēeeiēeeiēee/ each, keep, happy
ɚ /ɚûrurɚûrurɚûrur/ Earth, hurt, litter
u /uo͞oueuo͞oueuo͞oue/ ooze, soon, two
ɔ /ɔôawɔôawɔôaw/ Autumn, lawn
ɛ /ɛěehɛěehɛěeh/ edge, sent
ʊ /ʊo͝oooʊo͝oooʊo͝ooo/ hook, woman, push
æ /æăaæăaæăa/ after, cap
ɪ /ɪĭiɪĭiɪĭi/ igloo, fit, women
/āayāayāay/ ate, mail, day
ɔɪ /ɔɪoioyɔɪoioyɔɪoioy/ oyster, boil, boy
ɑɪ /ɑɪīieɑɪīieɑɪīie/ island, file, tie
ɑʊ /ɑʊowowɑʊowowɑʊowow/ ouch, towel, how