How do I refine the pronunciation with the Sounds Like feature on Frazier?
Sometimes, you may need to adjust the pronunciation of a word with the Sounds Like feature on Frazier. This issue can crop up when you have heteronyms, i.e., words that have a different pronunciation and meaning but the same spelling.
Examples of heteronyms in English
- wound (injury) vs wound (turned)
- bass (fish) vs bass (instrument)
- close (nearby) vs close (shut)
- In the editor, highlight the word you want to have pronounced differently.
- Next, click on the Sounds Like speech bubble on the left.
- Now type in how the word should be pronounced (i.e. for the Irish name Niamh, type in "neev") .
- Listen to the new pronunciation by pressing the playback button.
- If you are happy with what it sounds like, click on OK.
How to refine the pronunciation with the Sounds Like bulk edit feature
- First, click on the quick navigation feature in the top right of the editor.
- This will then open up a sidebar containing all the cue points in the script.
- Type in the word you would like to have pronounced differently.
- Click on the light blue bulk edit button to select all the cue points containing this word.
- Next, use the dropdown to select Change Pronunciation.
- Type in how the word should be pronounced in the entry field below the dropdown.
- Click on the Change Pronunciation button.