Welcome to the official website for Phonetically Intuitive English (PIE)!
A Big Problem with English
We all know the English language has a poor correspondence between spelling and pronunciation, which means a word's spelling may not reflect its pronunciation well, and its pronunciation may not reflect its spelling well either. For example, "ea" has a wide range of diverse pronunciations in "speak", "steak", "bread", "Korea", "reality", "create" and "ocean". This problem affects two groups of people:
Our project, Phonetically Intuitive English (PIE), can solve the above problems effectively! PIE is a Chrome browser extension to show diacritics on normal English words to make their pronunciation crystal clear. Just look at this quick example, which shows a sentence's American English pronunciation in detail:
We also provide a Lite mode for advanced English learners:
Such a form benefits both ESL learners and children in English-speaking countries:
And better yet...
Interested? Get PIE now!