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PHP Phonetic Transcriber: Transcribe English words to IPA using Lingorado

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This class can transcribe English words to their IPA equivalents using Lingorado.

It takes an English word and sends an HTTP request to the Lingorado site, which responds with the transcribed word using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).

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Pronouncing words depends on the language of each word, as well on the variant of the language that you may want to spell the words.

The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) was created to the define a standard for pronouncing the many phonemes that are used in different languages to pronounce the words.

The package can convert the phonemes of a word in a given language variant to the IPA phonemes using the Lingorado API. This way you can use a generic phoneme audio generation tool to pronounce any word in any language.

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Phonetic Transcriber

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A PHP class which provides the ability to transcribe American and/or British English words into their IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) equivalent.


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	$	composer require gavinggordon/phonetictranscriber



Include the autoload.php file generated by composer, then instantiate the PhoneticTranscriber class:

	include( __DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php' );

	$transcriber = new GGG\Language\PhoneticTranscriber;


Get the transcription of a given word, using the default settings:

	$transcription = $transcriber->transcribe( 'word' );

Public Methods Overview

  • __construct
  • set( $property, $value )
  • transcribe( $text = NULL )

Important Class Properties

  • text_to_transcribe [ string; required ]
  • output_dialect [ string; options: 'am' (american), 'br' (british); default: 'am' ]
  • output_style [ string; options: 'inline', 'columns', 'text'; default: 'inline' ]


If you have any issues at all, please post your findings in the issues page at


This package utilizes the MIT License.

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