# Comparing English word pronunciation complexity

I'm trying to figure out a way to compute a score for the pronunciation of a given english word, so I can use that score to compare the pronunciation complexity between english words.

Eg: Given words apple and banana, determine which one is harder to pronounce based on that score.

• Thanks for your answer. I still don't have an exact definition for pronunciation complexity. All I want is a way to compare the pronunciation of english words and figure out which one is harder to pronounce. Mar 18, 2019 at 6:00