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When you search for "X pronunciation" on Google, it shows the "Sounds like x·y·z" box with phonetic respelling. Does anyone know if this respelling system is based on a particular dictionary or established phonetic notation for British/American English?

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It seems to be a custom system developed by Google. Wikipedia lists it as the "Google pronunciation dictionary" scheme in its table of pronunciation respellings.

In particular, Google spells the SQUARE vowel as ehr, which is not used in any other system in Wikipedia's table.

"chair" pronounced "chehr"

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