These pages are meant as a reference guide for native English speakers (particularly North Americans) on pronouncing the various European languages that are often encountered in classical music.
(Name change note: this site used to be called pronunciationguide.org, but it has moved to pronunciationguide.info as of September 14, 2008. Here is an explanation.)
Please let me know what you think of this site! All questions and comments are welcome at
In particular, if you find something on the site that strikes you as inaccurate, please do point it out to me. (One caveat: be sure to read my antiperfection manifesto before starting to criticize, for instance, the American accent in my French audio samples.)
© 2008 Chris Wendl,
Last update: September 14, 2008.