IPA Help, is a phonetic program for
Easy to use
Divided into different sections
Showing basic elements
Place of Articulation
Vowels & Consonants
Presented in an Interactive way
Visual explanation of their main features
Record yourself to test your pronunciation
Interactive Consonant table
You can manage to listen, repeat and record each
You can find at the top these bottons to manipulate the sounds
of the consonants.
Sound in Context
Compare the original
sound with your
Place the mouse
above the phonetic
symbol and you can
listen the sound
Using the bottons
you can record yoursel
Diacritics & Suprasegmental
These especial features of phonetics are presented
in a table showing:
This feature can be listened in a context.
Articulator & Place of Articulation
A picture is presented to place each articulato and also the
part in which the sounds take place.
This is not an
but a theoretical one.
In the section of Sample, you can compare and analyze
It appears a table divided into three colums:
Phonetic, Gloss and Dialect
The word is transcribed and you can listen how it is
pronounced. This word is explained in English. The dialect of
this word appears in the third colum.
1 It is presented 6 phonetics lists
2 A word is pronounced
3 Enter what you can hear
4 Verify your answer
How to download
Go to http://www.sil.org/
Go to support
Now choose IPA Help: a window with the current information
and a brief description is showed.
Press the buton IPA Help downloads
A new window appears showing three options: System
Requirements, Dowload and Keyman. (make sure you have all
In Download, IPA Help appears in blue in the first step to
download the program, press it.
How to download
A new window will open, asking you if you want to use it or
-Use it, the proccess of the program downloading appears
-Keep it, a window to specify where to keep the program
appears before the one showing the process of downloading
Once completed, you can open the field
Now, you will be guided in this process
(several windows asking you information about the file to keep
the program, the rules and regulations appear in this process.
Only press Next to continue and Finish to start using IPA Help)