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 has alternately been called pronunciationguide.org and pronunciationguide.info at various times. 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.)
© 2021 Chris Wendl,
Last update: September 6, 2021.