[Talk-GB] Pronunciation of place names

Robert Scott lists at humanleg.org.uk
Thu Jan 10 16:18:14 GMT 2013

On Thursday 10 January 2013, John Sturdy wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 1:15 PM, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
> > My friend Terence Eden has some interesting comments on documenting
> > the pronunciation of place names, in this blog post:
> > Can we solve the problem of how to do this, in OSM?
> We could have a keyword convention for indicating the pronunciation
> (in various languages) using the International Phonetic Alphabet; for
> example, we could supplement name:<language>=* with
> name:<language>:IPA=*

So what would you tag Shrewsbury?

And incidentally, I don't know of any text-to-speech software that can pronounce IPA, so, while this proposal seems sensible, it probably wouldn't solve the original link's problem.


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