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Google tests a pronunciation function in the web search

 

 

Google confirmed with Search Engine Land that it was experimenting with a new feature that would help some of its researchers pronounce words. A Google spokesman said that "it's an experience" they are launching.

A thread of Reddit presents a screenshot of it. The query that triggered this mobile search, in Google India, was [ how to pronounce compunction ].

What is this pronunciation element? When you ask Google how to pronounce a word, Google can help you pronounce it by letting you hear how someone else says the word. In addition, Google will tell you how to pronounce the words on the page. There is even a rocker to make it speak in "slow" mode.

What does it look like? Here is a screenshot of the Reddit thread, you can click on it to enlarge it. :

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Similar Features Google has a similar function in India, named Word Coach which helps researchers of these regions to learn new words and enrich their vocabulary.

Google then told us about Word Coach:

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Google Word Coach is a game designed to help develop English vocabulary in a fun and engaging way. It appears under our dictionary and translates boxes or when someone searches for "Google Word Coach".

Why you should care As just tested, there are not too many digital marketing applications to report at the moment. But if we really think about it, it might be useful for some brands at least. Poorsh? Poor-sha?

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Barry Schwartz is editor of News Land Land and owns RustyBrick a site NY-based web consulting firm. He also directs Search Engine Roundtable a popular research blog on topics related to SEM