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Pronunciation Unit

The BBC Pronunciation Research Unit is staffed by professional linguists providing advice about pronunciations for all languages. 

This advice is free of charge and is exclusively available to BBC staff and independent programme makers producing BBC programmes.

Advice can be given over the phone and via email. The unit will require programme details and a time frame for when the advice is needed. Scripts should be sent with the required pronunciations marked. 

In exceptional circumstances (eg if child actors are involved) we are able to supply spoken pronunciations as digital sound files.

Pronunciations can be given in either of two written phonetic spelling systems: 

Find contact details for the BBC Pronunciation Research Unit.

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