The phonemic symbol can be used to replace words that are spoken incorrectly. See the Phoneme Interpretation command for information on how to use phonemic symbols.
DECtalk Software provides a unified phoneme set for all supported languages, allowing you to specify phonemes from different languages within the context of your current language.
The following tables list the phonemic symbols DECtalk Software uses for each supported language:
Phonemic Symbols - U.S. English
Phonemic Symbols - U.K. English
Phonemic Symbols - Castilian Spanish
Phonemic Symbols - Latin American Spanish
Phonemic Symbols - German
Phonemic Symbols - French
Some dictionaries put the stress symbol after the vowel nucleus or at the start of the syllable. DECtalk Software requires that the stress symbol appear immediately before a syllable nucleus. Click here for a list of the supported stress symbols.
Phonemes can also be given duration and pitch attributes to create special effects, such as singing and musical tones.