Google wants to help you pronounce words correctly with its latest feature. Google is integrating ‘Practice with Search’ for word pronunciation results. Google’s new pronunciation feature is an experimental one and it is currently available for American English and it will soon roll-out support for Spanish.
With the new feature users will be prompted to learn how to pronounce the word they searched. It will show up with ‘how to pronounce’ queries on Search. For example, if users type “how to pronounce quokka” on Google Search it will show a practice icon on the right side of the box. Users can tap on it and pronounce the word through their microphone.
Google will determine if you’ve pronounced the word correctly. It will also help you by pointing out which syllable is being pronounced wrong and how to correct it. Google will suggest help like - “Try to say muh instead of”.
Google is using speech recognition technology to identify how users are pronouncing words and how to correct them. Google’s speech recognition separates words into individual sound bites and machine learning compares the user’s pronunciation to the correct one.