Some of the following are quite relevant to the contents of this site,
others are less so but nonetheless interesting. The list is by no means
comprehensive -- in fact, if you're aware of a site that isn't on this
list but seems like it should be, let me know: e-mail
(There is of course no guarantee that I'll agree with you, but I appreciate
all suggestions in any case.)
Here are a few good sites that feature more comprehensive pronunciation help for
specific languages that pronunciationguide.info also covers, usually
featuring audio samples recorded by a native speaker,
which is good if you want to develop a more authentic accent (though less good
for radio purposes). Most of these are from larger language-learning sites:
Pronouncing Dictionary of Music and Musicians:
This publication put together by staff members of Iowa public radio station WOI is similar
to pronunciationguide.info's Big List of Names.
It is in fact considerably larger, including many more titles and a bit of background
information on many of them. Unfortunately it's all in PDF format and has some errors.
VOA Pronunciation Guide:
This site by the Voice of America is to news and world affairs as
pronunciationguide.info is to classical radio, and with much the same
goals and philosophy in mind. An absolute must if you've never figured out
how to say Vojislav Kostunica, not to mention
Atal Behari Vajpayee. Good audio samples too (tastefully Anglicized).
Radio Netherlands Pronunciation Guide: Another music oriented site, with lots of audio samples of Dutch musical names (most of them fairly obscure) pronounced by a Dutch radio announcer.
Beginner's Guide to Irish Gaelic Pronunciation: this is another site geared toward musicians and radio people. I consider myself fortunate that the Celtic languages don't fall into the sphere of things that my site aims to cover -- if they did, my job would have been much more complicated.
Elvish Pronunciation Guide:
Well, I had to bring Tolkien into this sooner or later. I'm probably in a minority
as someone who couldn't handle reading the Lord of the Rings without
first thoroughly learning the contents of Tolkien's appendix on
pronunciation of Elvish languages. But obviously I'm not alone, since someone else has gone and
produced a website to complement that appendix, complete with audio samples to demonstrate an authentic(?)
Pronunciation Guide to Mathematicians:
I know quite a few people who could benefit from consulting something like this more often, but then
I know a lot more mathematicians than the average human. This page provides a pretty good list
of famous mathematicians and how to say their names -- it's not as comprehensive as I might like,
and I've honestly never heard anyone say "Dirichlet" the way it suggests, but it's better than
Classical Radio Links
Since this site owes its existence to the fact that I'm an avid classical
radio listener and occasional participant, I thought I might assemble a
list of some stations that I've been known to listen to. All of them are broadcasting
on the web these days: