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Is there a French IPA translator for free?

Here's a free tool that provides multi-word transcriptions https://french-to-ipa.vercel.app/
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Is IPA obsolete?

The IPA clearly plays an important role: we need to be able to write pronunciation in an unambiguous way. But maybe we can improve on it. First of all, IPA looks like a math formula, with all its ...
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What is the difference between these three IPA phonetics in American pronunciation?

I'm from Northern New England - for me there is zero difference between the first two and a virtually negligible difference between the first two and the last.
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Why the phonetic /ɔ/ is used in totally two different position?

The first thing that you should note is that the transcriptions (from dictionary.com) are sometimes in error. Example, top in the provided recording does not have the vowel [ɒ], in fact they seem a ...
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Why the phonetic /ɔ/ is used in totally two different position?

Dialect differences. In many dialects, especially non-rhotic ones, the vowels in NORTH and THOUGHT are the same. In others, NORTH is more similar to GOAT. This dictionary seems to be based on the ...
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What is the difference between these three IPA phonetics in American pronunciation?

user6726 has given a good answer for the actual phonetic meanings of the symbols, but since you ask specifically about their usage "in American pronunciation", I'd like to give another ...
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What is the difference between these three IPA phonetics in American pronunciation?

The right procedure is to first gather sample pronunciations, then compare the vowel in those examples to a standard. You can get a collection of (36) pronunciations of "awesome" here. This ...
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Alternatives to IPA?

Here's another option: the Musa Alphabet. It's not based on the Roman alphabet at all, which leads to less confusion and clearer features. You can read all about it at www.musa.bet. And here's a ...
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Is there a featural equivalent of the International Phonetic Alphabet?

Here's another option: the Musa Alphabet. It's not based on the Roman alphabet at all, which leads to less confusion and clearer features. You can read all about it at www.musa.bet. And here's a ...
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What does the superscript x in Finnish IPA mean?

This is a well-known problem of Finnish phonology, made widely known to the general linguistic audience in this article by Keyser & Kiparsky. There is no standard notation for indicating this ...
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What does the superscript x in Finnish IPA mean?

Phonemes are theoretical units, which don't always map directly to sounds. In this case, to my understanding, the phonologist behind this analysis has proposed that there's a special phoneme /ˣ/ which ...
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Does double tone mean long vowel?

Several tone glyphs in a row are used in the languages that have contour tones, the tones which can change within the syllable. The first tone glyph shows the pitch at which the tone begins, the last ...
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Are there languages which have h following a consonant, that contrasts with aspiration?

I'm not sure whether your question is specific to bh, or, as in the introductory sentence, covers "all languages". You mention "sound sequences", and reading your comment "...
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Are there languages which have h following a consonant, that contrasts with aspiration?

IPA distinguishes [bʰ] and [bh], the former being aspiration of [b], the latter being a cluster "b plus h". As for "mh", the diaresis-below diacritic serves as the indicator of a ...
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