Andrey (azangru) wrote,

Oooh, is this a new Google toy? If you search for a word, you can get its definition — that widget has been there for a long time:

But if you click on the speaker icon, then, after Google plays the pronunciation, it shows the Learn to pronounce button, which I have never noticed before:

If clicked, the widget will change to the one with a diagram of the mouth, which animates demonstrating how the lips and the tongue would move during articulation of this word:

From a phoneticist's or language therapist's perspective, the diagram is probably useless — you need to understand how to position your tongue in the oral cavity rather than see a hint of the tongue showing through the diagram's teeth. But it's definitely cute.

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