Russian-EnglishPhonetic Literal Pronunciations & Dictionaries
This program was written to help Russian speaking people pronounce English and visa versa. The programmer speaks only English and is (was) slowly learning Russian. I was helped in part by a Russian woman who also speaks English. The English words are taken from the Moby Collection of Carnegie Melon University (and are Public Domain to my knowledge.) Any words not found are transliterated by my inaccurate algoithm. The definitions provided are a machine translation of a larger word list also from Moby. Many of the words did not translate as there are 127,006 words pronounced and 107,509 words defined. This is Freeware.
Most of the action of this program occurs here in the taskbar.
It starts as the default "Off" with Merlin hidden to the right..
Left click Off and it becomes On and Merlin pops up and speaks what's in the clipboard. Copy this to the clipboard and see.
The idea here is that you may be searching the web and come across some russian that you may want to learn. You may play with anything you would like. There are no guarantees at present as I am really no longer working on this. This program is fully open source, of course, of course:
Right Click On or Off and this menu next presents itself.
If you select Read Options and Word Lists, Merlin will read first an English word in English and a Russian word in Russian (hopefully as you may change the language manually as well. The default is the "clipboard" as merlin will read anything in the clipboard as well. Therefore be cautious using this program with others also using the clipboard.
If Merlin doesn't start talking when you expect him to, try closing him and re-opening by left clicking On and Off,
You have an extensive choice of lists, words, idioms and phrases to read and learn from.
The Dictionary attempts to give you a bi-directional translation of anything and it may be buggy. I am willing to try to help if it screws with you.
There is also a bi-directional phonetic pronunciation system with memorialized rules Russian-English.
This is the Dictionary Mode
This is a Russian pronunciation of English in Russian. Merlins speaks for you as well.
This is an English pronunciation of the Russian, phonetically.
This is imperfect and rather buggy, I believe. If it bugs you a lot, let me know and I'll try to fix what ails it.
following graphics are screen shots and explanations follow.
the opening screen if nothing is in the Clipboard. The program
recognizes only English characters and not Russian.
A. Listbox where all of the English words in the Clipboard are shown. Left Clicking here selects a word and starts the pronunciation and definition.
B. Tells you how to copy text to the Clipboard.
C. Clears everything and this screen appears again.
D. Shows the help file for MsAgent and gives you links to download the needed files from the Internet.
A. Is the
listbox loaded with the words to select.
B. Loads the Clipboard and the listbox with an example file.
C. Calls up the pink textbox (below) showing both the English and Russian pronunciation of all phonemes.
A. Left Click the textbox and it is hidden.
The MsAgent Help File with all the links to download.
After left clicking D., A shows the Russian pronunciation in Russian, B. shows the literal English pronunciation in English and C. show a definition (may not be correct) in Russian. F. The agent character Genie appears and pronounces everu word you select in D. If you copy another English text to the Clipboard, hit E. and the words will be displayed in D.
I you left click A., B will appear. Input any English text and hit OK and it will be processed.
I do not speak Russian. I am trying to learn. The translations are completely computer generated and I am sure that they are not precise. Any help would be appreciated.