BabelSounds™ teaches the basic sounds of American English, French, Italian, Latin (Ecclesiastical & Germanic), and Russian! This powerful learning tool was created by diction teachers at top music conservatories specifically for classical singers, but can be used with great success by actors and foreign language learners. BabelSounds™ utilizes the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) to show phonetic spellings paired with demonstrations by native speakers. For each phonetic symbol there are two examples of words containing that sound/symbol, each listed with a phonetic guide and spoken demonstration.
Select a language. Click on a sound/symbol or example as many times as you want! Listen carefully and repeat. It is like practice with a native speaker. You’ll master the sounds in no time!
BabelSounds™ uses the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) to indicate sounds phonetically. Unlike written language (orthography), each IPA symbol has only one sound. Many dictionaries and foreign language textbooks have adapted this standard system to indicate sounds. The IPA has become an indispensable tool in many fields including singing, acting, foreign language learning, linguistics, and speech pathology, among others.
The Free Download of BabelSounds™ includes American English. The languages below can be purchased in-app for $1.99 each or all five (5) for $7.99.
Latin – Ecclesiastical
Latin – Germanic
Ratings and Reviews
It doesn’t play the example words or sounds. Maybe my phone isn’t working properly?
Developer Response ,
Hi Anni - please make sure the volume is turned fully up to hear the examples and sounds. Lightly touch the circular sound symbol or rectangular word box to hear the sounds.
Where is the sound?
Doesn’t play sounds on neither my iPhone nor iPad.
WHAT A FIND
Wow! What a find! Every level of choral skill should get this. Get it! Use it! Become a star like me! Wait a minute, that is maybe not such a good idea. How about, only use this if you are not a metzo?
- SingersBabel LLC
- 61.6 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2014 SingersBabel LLC
- In-App Purchases
- French Language $1.99
- All Languages $7.99
- Italian Language $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.