Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Wiktionary/Get free pronunciation data

Get free pronunciation data

  • Problem: we need more pronunciation sound examples. It's difficult to embrace all words editing manually sounds. We need to import sounds from free sources (as CommonVoice)
  • Proposed solution: Import sounds from free sources (like CommonVoice)
  • Who would benefit: End user with every pronunciation of each word
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: Xan2 (talk) 10:14, 12 January 2022 (UTC)


  • Hello, there is Lingua Libre ! Did you have try it ? It is made for the Wikimedia environment: -Lyokoï 11:46, 12 January 2022 (UTC)
  • LinguaLibre is catching up, with a focus on words. The main issue is the project is still lowly known and we have no Communication / Outreach team to truly go get the target communities and raise wider adoption.
    In the other hand, CommonVoice is about 30 times larger than LinguaLibre, or about 30 millions equivalent words. I'am not sure if they have words or sentenses, and the feasability for their 130 (?) languages haven't been explore. Yug (talk) 12:13, 12 January 2022 (UTC)
  • @Xan2: would phab:T298950, if implemented, address your concern? — xaosflux Talk 14:29, 12 January 2022 (UTC)
    Perhaps the automatic way of pronunciation is different to "real" pronunciation (by real persons). So perhaps it's confusing for new users of language. Xan2 (talk) 17:13, 19 January 2022 (UTC)
  • I dare to say we have overlapping proposals here Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Reading/IPA audio renderer :) Xavier Dengra (MESSAGES) 23:56, 21 January 2022 (UTC)