We can still be learned and sophisticated, even here in Whitwell, Tn, thanks in part, (smile) to the Internet.
I've been really trying to focus on my writing in the past few weeks, picking it back up after being away from it for some many years. I've been expending my energies on just trying to survive in the dog eat dog competetive working world. High pressure job means low pressure creative thought. Trust me on this one.
I made the decision recently that I was going to get back to doing some of the things that I want to do....writing being one of the big ones. Anyway, as part of this journey, I found a great site that has been helpful to me in understanding the pronounciation of some words - name, places etc.
The site is http://forvo.com .
I wish I known about this site when I first read the Harry Potter series and it wouldn't have been necessary to have the audiobook to know how to pronounce Hermione. The site has pronounciations in 213 languages, so you can see why it would be helpful to a writer, but fun also if you are reading or just curious - If you just want to expand your cranial capacity, there is a language featured everyday with a listing of certain words. How clever is that!