Arabic Phonetic Database

Arabic Phonetic Database

Accurate phonemic and phonetic transcriptions

Includes vowel neutralization and word stress

Learner-friendly romanization system

Overview

CJKI’s Arabic Phonetic Database (APD) provides IPA phonetic transcriptions that accurately indicate how Arabic names and words are pronounced in actual speech.

Each of the over 200,000 entries consists of canonical forms without vocalization (as in natural language) and is accompanied by various attributes, such as rich phonological information. This includes the learner-friendly CARS phonemic transcription system, and such unique features as vowel neutralization, word stress and indication of velarized vowels.

Arabic Phonetic Database
POSUnvoc.Voc.Trans.
Vقحطقَحَّطqáḥḥaṭ
Vقططقَطَّطqáṭṭaṭ
Nقفرقَفْرqafr
Nقملقَمْلqaml
Nقريحةقَرِيحَةqarī́ḥa
Vقيلقَيَّلqáyyal
Nقرىقِرَىqíra̱
Nقصورقُصُورquṣū́r
Nقرعةقُرْعَةqúrɛa
Nرذيلةرَذِيلَةradhī́la
Vربترَبَّتrábbat
Nرغدرَغْدraghd
Nركمرَكَمrákam
Vرنمرَنَّمránnam
Vرثىرَثَىrátha̱
POS: Part of speech
Unvoc.: Unvocalized
Voc.: Vocalized
Trans.: Transcription

Practical Applications

APD can be used for such applications as:

Speech synthesis systems

text-to-speech generation (TTS)

 

Speech recognition systems

automatic speech recognition (ASR)

Pedagogical applications

Arabic as a foreign language

 

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Reference Documents

Word Stress and Vowel Neutralization in MSA

Stress and neutralization rules that are both linguistically accurate and pedagogically useful, based on how spoken MSA is actually pronounced.

CJKI Arabic Romanization System

An innovative phonemic transcription system developed mainly for ease of use by learners and as an aid to linguists in analyzing the phonological structure of MSA.