Accents & Google maps

August 6, 2008

We are finishing a new feature at Forvo: accents on maps. You know that Forvo supports various pronunciations for the same word, because if you are from Lisbon your Portuguese will be very different from that of a Brazilian.

Until now there was only a little text next to the speaker to show his country. Now we are going further: Users can geolocate theirselves (exactly their accents) using the popular Google Maps tool. You can update your personal information to mark exactly your native accent. In the next days we will complete this feature showing a map with located pronunciations in the word page.

Hope you like it!