Tuesday, January 29, 2008

How Do You Pronounce That?

Are you not part of the “Hooked on Phonics” generation and sometimes unsure of the correct pronunciation of specific words? Try utilizing http://www.merriam-webster.com/. As an example:
  1. Type (in the Merriam-Webster Online Search text box at the top of the screen): Nevada
  2. Press Enter or click the Search button.
  3. When the word and its definition appears, click the speaker icon that follows the word. Nevada has two icons, meaning there are two acceptable pronunciations, except in Nevada.
  4. Be sure to turn on your speakers.
  5. Click one of the speaker icons and a pop-up window appears. You’ll hear one of the acceptable pronunciations of the word spoken.
  6. Next, click the other speaker icon to hear an alternative pronunciation.

While you’re exploring, select the Medical radio button and type a medical term…for a definition. You’ll also see additional links to related resources.

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