the Libraries Troubleshooting
English and Spanish Phonetics libraries are web resources that have
the following features for each of the consonants and vowels of Spanish
and American English.
- A real-time
Flash animated articulatory diagram of each consonant and vowel.
annotated step-by-step description of how the sound is produced.
and audio of the sound spoken in context.
navigation reflects the classification of consonants by manner, place
or voicing and vowels.
diagram of the articulatory anatomy.
library is intended to be used by adult students and instructors
of articulatory phonetics, linguistics or foreign language.
can use this for in-class projection.
can use the library to review phonetic sounds or supplement their
class or textbooks.
studying English or Spanish as a foreign language can see and hear
native speakers pronounce each sound.
the Phonetics Libraries top
the Spanish or English phonetics library (see quicklinks in upper
right corner of this page.
on the top row of buttons to choose a classification of consonants
or vowels. The second row will include any appropriate sub-choices.
on a sound in the sound list on the left.
each sound an animation with sound and movie will load. Click on the
"step-by-step description" button to show an explanation
of the sound articulation. Play the movie by pressing the "play
arrow" button. Click on a word to hear it pronounced.
It probably means that the QuickTime 4 plugin isn't installed correctly.
Remedy: Go to http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download.
Remedy: Make sure you have speakers or headphones connected and that
sound is not muted in your computer's control panel settings.
do not load
On some older PCs this may be a problem. Internet Explorer 5seems
to produce better performance. Check
project was produced at The Univeristy of Iowa as part of a collaborative
effort between the departments of Academic Technologies, Spanish and
Portuguese, and Speech Pathology and Audiology. This was made possible
by an Instructional Improvement Award from the Council on Teaching
at the University of Iowa.
and Development Team.
Marilyn Dispensa - Project supervision, interface design, video.
Lisa Waite - Interface design, graphic design, Flash animations.
Derek Siebert - Flash programming, animations
Linda Wickelhaus - Interface design, content coordination.
Carlos-Eduardo Piñeros, Ph.D - Spanish phonetics content expert.
Jerry Moon, Ph.D. - English phonetics content expert.
FinalCutPro, Media Cleaner Pro, Flash 4, Dreamweaver, and Quicktime