Sometimes it's nearly impossible to know how to pronounce a word. Take things like Gerund or Ignominy for example. Is it a G as in Grover or a G as in Gerald? Or Ignominy...is it Eg-nom-in-ee or what?
Dictionary.com has all kinds of charts and tables to help you figure this stuff out but sometimes it's like trying to work out a secret with your Little Orphan Annie Secret Decoder Ring. They have audio files that help you hear how a word is said but they're for premium users.
So, looking around I noticed that Encarta has audio files for a lot of words in their dictionary...like Ignominy and Gerund.
What's cool is that they're just tiny mp3 files too if you want to keep one for later reference.