TRANSCRIBING NAMES WITH FOREIGN ORIGIN IN THE ONOMASTICA PROJECT
Department of Speech Communication and Music Acoustics,
KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
This paper studies the problem of transcribing foreign names.
The transcriptions of first names in five languages have been
studied to show examples of how this problem has been dealt with
in the Onomastica Multi-Lingual Pronunciation Dictionary of European
The paper describes this dictionary and the methods used to do
the automatic transcriptions for the Swedish part.