What is Pronunciation? How does it work?

Pronunciation helps streamline your workflow by saving words or phrases that need phonetic spelling to achieve your preferred sound.

Pronunciation helps streamline your workflow by saving words or phrases that need phonetic spelling to achieve your preferred sound.

For example: the word ‘edamame’ may need to be spelled ‘edamomay’ for a better pronunciation. To add a word to your library, go to the left-hand menu bar and click “Pronunciation.” You will see two text boxes. In the left-hand text box, type in the word’s dictionary spelling (in this case, edamame). In the right-hand text box, type in the spelling replacement that creates the right sound in Studio (in this case, edamomay). Then click ‘Add’ and the new word and replacement will be added to your pronunciation library. 

When the ‘Pronunciation’ toggle is turned on in Studio, any word or phrase from your library will automatically be rendered with the replacement you’ve provided. A message below the ‘Pronunciation’ toggle will display how many words have been replaced.

Your Pronunciation library can also be shared with your team by clicking the ‘Export Library’ button within Pronunciation. This will download a .csv file that you can forward to other WellSaid Studio users.

To import a pronunciation library, click the ‘Import Library’ button and use the ‘Select’ button to find the .csv file you wish to add.

There are three options you can choose from when importing a library:

  • Do not overwrite: selecting this box will add every pronunciation from the .csv file, even if the word is already in your library. This will create multiple pronunciation options. If more than one checkbox is selected for the same word, the selection without the orange exclamation mark will be rendered.

  • Overwrite duplicates: selecting this box will overwrite any words or phrases that are already in your library with the imported .csv file’s phonetic spelling.
  • Overwrite entire library: selecting this box will delete your entire library and replace it with the library from the imported .csv file.