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pronouncing-js

A simple interface to the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary. By Allison Parrish.

This module is a work in progress (obviously).

Installation

$ npm install aparrish/pronouncingjs

Or if you're using the browserified version, download pronouncing-browser.js from the build directory and include it using a <script> tag:

<script src="pronouncing-browser.js"></script>

Usage

This library has feature parity with the Pronouncing Python module. All of the examples in the Tutorial and Cookbook for the Python module also work in Javascript, though the functions in pronouncing.js use camelCase instead of underscores (e.g., Python's search_stresses becomes searchStresses in Javascript).

Use the module in Node like so:

> var pronouncing = require('pronouncing');
undefined
> pronouncing.phonesForWord("adverse")
[ 'AE0 D V ER1 S', 'AE1 D V ER2 S', 'AE2 D V ER1 S' ]
> pronouncing.syllableCount(pronouncing.phonesForWord("adverse")[0])
2
> pronouncing.rhymes("sinking")
[ 'blinking',
    'drinking',
    'linking',
    'plinking',
    'rethinking',
    'shrinking',
    'stinking',
    'thinking',
    'unthinking',
    'winking' ]
> pronouncing.search("^S K R AE1")
[ 'scrabble',
    'scragg',
    'scraggle',
    'scraggly',
    ... output omitted for brevity ...
    'scraps',
    'scratching',
    'scratchy',
    'skramstad' ]
> pronouncing.stresses(pronouncing.phonesForWord("snappiest")[0])
'102'
> pronouncing.searchStresses("^00[12]00[12]$")
[ 'neopositivist', 'undercapitalize', 'undercapitalized' ]

A browserified version of the library is in build. Check demo/index.html for an example of how it works!

License

Code in this module is distributed under an MIT license. The CMU pronouncing dictionary itself is included with this module, but has its own license; check the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary page for more information.

Acknowledgements

This package was originally developed as part of my Spring 2015 research fellowship at ITP. Thank you to the program and its students for their interest and support!