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For questions about the representation of speech sounds with phonetic symbols. Note that English Language Learners is NOT a transcription service; those kind of questions are generally off-topic and are therefore often closed.

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Which one is correct–ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒɪz or ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒɪs?

To me, it is expected to get /ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒɪz/ for languages in the phonemic transcription though the last consonant is completely voiceless in the pronunciation of the speakers here. You can check it by ...
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“Tell me why you being (or be) interested in pursuing a career as an accountant?”

I am listening to an audio recording about business English on BBC. I hear a question at 12m:10s. 12:10 It sounds like Tell me why you being (or be) interested in pursuing a career as an accountant?&...
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Help transcribing part of a YouTube Video

I came across this video in July 2013, and I've tried to understand some of what was being said, but because of my severe hearing loss and almost no captions, I wasn't able to make out all of the ...
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“Boot cop buddy movie with some stupid animal sidekick”

I'm trying to understand the meaning of the sentence in the title. The frame is the following: a novel and screenplays writer is talking about his loss of creativity due to some personal situations ...
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How to find out what people say when you cannot make out the words?

Are there some online resources to help with understanding the audio when transcript is not available? For example, here the host replies: 'Yeah, you might get caught ...... people', and I cannot ...
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Please pay attention to our camera

What's the appropriate wording for an emcee at an occasion to ask people on stage to look at the camera for a group photo? Is it good to say "please pay attention to our camera"?
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What is phonetic transcription of “uses”

I don't know exact pronunciation of these words. It's hard for me to hear what sound there is "e", "ə" or "ɪ". And on the end I suppose there is "s", possibly "z"? verb "use" [juːz], third person ...
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What does the dot in the English transcription of the word “eerie” mean?

Here is the transcription /ˈɪr.i/. It is from Cambridge Dictionary. Does it mean that I need to say the letter r and i separately? If so, then I am confused because I thought that it is the role of ...
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How do we pronounce “Universe”

Which is closer to the right transcription of the word "Universe"? junɪvers or junɪvr̩s Do we actually pronounce the e that is before the r. In other words, do we say vrse or v'e'rse
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Is there a difference between the pronunciation of 'use' as a verb and a noun? [closed]

Is there a difference between how we pronounce: The verb "use" and The noun 'use" In other words, the transcription for the verb use is juz; is the transcription of the noun "...
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How to Transcribe A Word That The Speaker Doesn't Known

When transcribing spoken dialogues between individuals, what do we write if the words are ambiguous? Example 1: Hyun: How do you spell witch in English? Jim: Which 'which' are you asking ...
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Is Google Translate transcription scheme of English words suitable?

They use indications of long vowels and in general very appealing compared to weird IPA. On the other hand, their transcription of Russian is wrong and I would say, unsuitable. For instance, in their ...