Language-learning tools

Reference Vowels - the basic skill of learning any vowel-sound in any language

Parrot - indispensable free pronunciation tool. Records you speaking a short phrase, and plays it back to you. Shows you what you really sound like - in any language!

Vowel Chart Maker - vowel chart drawing utility

Language descriptions

Albanian Nouns
English Cockney
Gaelic (Scottish) Overview
Greek Verblist
Greek Verbs
Mandarin

Discussion documents

Language Learner's Guide
Short Guide
Basic Vocabulary
Phonetic Transcription for Language-learning Textbooks
Rational Language Learning
Rigour in Language Learning
The Linguistics of Speech - summary of William A. Kretzschmar's book

Language Engine materials

The Language Engine is an interactive app that teaches you your chosen language, and gives you virtually unlimited practice in it. It consists of three separate modules: Pronunciation, Grammar and Phrasebook. A selection of languages is available in each module. Each module includes descriptive documents for that language, which you can preview below.

'Audio' in the previews shows you the text for which audio is provided, but doesn't play the audio - you need to download the product for that. Also, some previews have blank pages - you need to buy a licence to access those.

LanguageLanguage Engine modulePreview documentsAction
Arabic Verb Morphology Description
Dutch Phrases Phrase-list
Dutch Pronunciation Overview
Consonants
Monophthongs
Diphthongs
Audio
English Pronunciation Overview
Consonants
Vowels
Audio
French Morphology Description
French Noun Syntax Description
French Phrases Phrase-list
French Pronunciation Overview
Consonants
Vowels
Audio
German Phrases Phrase-list
Greek Pronunciation Overview
Consonants
Vowels
Audio
Lewis Gaelic Pronunciation Overview
Consonants
Vowels
Audio
Spanish Morphology Description
Spanish Pronunciation Overview
Consonants
Vowels
Audio
Tagalog Phrases Phrase-list
West-of-England Accent Overview
Vowels
Audio

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