Use word substitution with the Pronunciation Editor to fine-tune your reading. This feature requires registration to access, which is free. Please login to use this feature.
Open the Settings
Select Add New
Enter the word/phrase you want to replace under Original Word. Enter the word/phrase you want to replace it with under Replaced Word
Press Play to test how it sounds. Press the Speaker icon to change the test voice (different voices may pronounce words/phrases differently)
Select whether your setting should ignore word boundaries
When you’re done, select Save then Close to exit. Your Pronunciation Editor settings will apply while reading from the web app, mobile app, and Chrome extension.
What does 'ignore Word Boundary' mean?
Turning ignore Word Boundary on makes it not take spaces or word boundaries into account when replacing words or symbols. In most normal cases, you do not need this setting turned on.
For example, if you had a setting to replace “eat” with “drink”, then any instance of the word “eat” will be replaced with “drink”. But when ignore Word Boundary is turned on, it will replace any instance of “eat” that occurs within other words too. So something like “sweat” would be replaced with “swdrink”. So in most cases, you likely don't need this setting on.
You can use ignore Word Boundary for special cases like reading math equations. For example:
x = 2/3
You can add a P.E. setting to replace / with “over”. But without ignore Word Boundary turned on, the setting won’t apply because there are no spaces around the /. The setting would apply only when / is by itself. So after turning ignore Word Boundary on, it will be read correctly as “x equals 2 over 3”.
Tip: Different voices may pronounce certain words or letter combinations differently. Be sure to test your P.E. settings using your favourite voice and try different spellings or combinations to get the pronunciation you want.