How to pronounce Kingston Bagpuize (maybe)

Here’s one way to get the pronunciation of “Kingston Bagpuize”, this should work for just about any IPA pronunciation though.

  1. Grab the IPA pronunciation from the Kingston Bagpuize Wikipedia page
    'kɪŋstən 'bæɡpjuːz
  2. Goto the AT&T Natural Voices® Text-to-Speech Demo
  3. For Step 1 – Voice & Language select one of the US-based voices.
    For some reason I couldn’t get the pronunciation text working with the UK voice. Let me know if the comments if you have better luck with any of the non-US accents than I did.
  4. For Step 2 – Text enter the following tag — note that the IPA pronunciation is entered in the ph=”” bit:
    <phoneme alphabet="ipa" ph="ˈkɪŋstən ˈbæɡpjuːz"> </phoneme>
  5. Click Speak to listen to the pronunciation in WAV format. WAV files are compatible with most devices.
    Note: not all the available voices support the phoneme tag syntax — if the resulting file attempts to spell-out the opening square brackets of the tag, then try selecting another voice.

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