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Linguistics - English, Latin, Polish, Quechua, Spanish, Tikuna


The acronym 'lngcnv' may signify e.g., a 'language converter', a 'linguistic converter', or a 'lenguaje convertido' (Spanish for 'converted language').

lngcnv is capable of presenting the precise pronunciation of a phrase using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). It can also translate between various dialects of a language and convert between different orthographic norms.

The program can accept input in the form of a word or text either directly through the command line or by being included in a file, such as a lengthy book. There is also a REPL (read-eval-print loop) mode available for interactive use.

Six modern and ancient languages, including a range of dialects, are currently supported.

The program's source code and linguistic algorithms were created entirely from scratch and are distributed under the MIT License. lngcnv is written in Rust for high performance, code correctness, and ease of long-term development.

To display the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) characters accurately, it is recommended to use one of the following fonts: Charis SIL, Doulos SIL, or Gentium Plus. When showing IPA characters in the terminal, it is best to use the Unicode font Noto Sans Mono.

[keywords: foreign languages, language learning app, natural language processing]


1. ENGLISH: pronunciation and orthography

– Pronunciation of American English (Dallas, TX)

– Pronunciation of Australian English (Canberra, ACT)

– Transcribe using the spelling of American English

2. LATIN: pronunciation and orthography

– Reconstructed pronunciation of Classical Latin

– Transcribe using the ancient orthographic convention (pre-2nd century AD)

3. POLISH: three variants of pronunciation

– Pronunciation from Częstochowa, Małopolska Region

– Pronunciation from Toruń, Wielkopolska Region

– Pronunciation from Warszawa, Mazowsze Region

4. QUECHUA: pronunciation, dialect translation and orthography

– Pronunciation of Chanka/ Ayacucho Quechua (Wanta, PE)

– Translate from other Southern Quechua varieties into Ayacucho Quechua

– Transcribe between the trivocalic and pentavocalic orthographies

5. SPANISH: fifteen variants of pronunciation

– Pronunciation of Colombian Spanish (Arauca; Bogotá; Bucaramanga; Cali; Leticia; Medellín; Neiva; Pasto; Quibdó; Santa Marta)

– Pronunciation of Mexican Spanish (Ciudad de México)

– Pronunciation of Spanish of Spain (Bilbao; Cádiz; Madrid)

– Pronunciation of Uruguayan Spanish (Montevideo)

6. TIKUNA/ TICUNA: pronunciation and orthography

– Five variants of pronunciation (Río Cotuhé, CO; Cushillococha, PE; Nazareth, CO; Umariaçu, BR; Vila Betânia, BR)

– Four distinct orthographies (Brazil; Colombia; Peru–ILV; Peru–FORMABIAP)

Details for lngcnv

  • MIT

Last updated
  • 27 April 2024 - latest/stable
  • 26 April 2024 - latest/edge



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