Studio's Pronunciation Library helps streamline your workflow by managing your replacements (creative spellings and Respellings) all in one place. You can add multiple replacements for each original word.
Adding a word to the Pronunciation Library
- In your WellSaid account, navigate to Pronunciation from the left menu.
- In the top right corner, select New Word.
- In the top field, enter the original word for which you need a replacement.
In this example, if we are using the word ‘edamame’.
- In the bottom field, enter the replacement text that creates the exact sound you’re looking for. Click the Play button to hear it.
In this example, we are using a Respelling to get an accurate and consistent sound. (ehd-ah-MAH-may).
- Once you have the right pronunciation, click Save.
- The replacement will now be part of your library and will be automatically rendered when the word appears in your scripts.
Tip: When you are creating a replacement in Studio Editor or in the Pronunciation Library, you can turn the Respelling toggle "on" to save your replacement as a true Respelling (without double colons [:: ::]).
Adding a word to the Pronunciation Library in the Studio Editor
- In your WellSaid account, navigate to your chosen project.
- On the right menu, locate the Pronunciation section.
- In the top text box, enter the word you would like to replace.
- In the bottom text box, enter the replacement (creative spelling or Respelling)
- Click Play to listen. If it sounds good, click Add to Library.
Manage your Replacements
Easily make edits to your replacements in the Pronunciation library.
- In the Pronunciation Library navigate to the word you are replacing.
- Select the word you want to edit then select which replacement you want to update.
- In the right hand panel, you have the option to edit the text or delete the replacement.
- You can also add another replacement.
Tip: Turn off specific replacements by toggling them on/off.
Using your new replacement in the Editor
When you have more than one replacement for a word you will need to select which replacement to use in your project.
- Find the word in your script (it will be in bold).
- Select by double clicking or highlighting the bolded word to display the replacement toolbar.
- Choose the replacement you want to use in this instance.