Re: language question


HAMILTON
 

I too know someone by the name, Jeanne. It is almost impossible to get the
"soft" J sound. The closest that I have been able to come, with her name, is
"jian". The sound is correct, except for the slightly harder "J" sound. At
least, I recognize her name, and it's much better than "Jeannie", or "Janine".
Give it a try.

Jim H

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I suggested Zjawn, but that Jeanne is pronounced like Jee Ann by JAWS. I have
a French Canadian friend, Jeanne, who will tell you that her name is
pronounced Zjawn.

Best from,

Carolyn

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I'd probably tell it to pronounce it as zhahn or zhauhn. Thought it's going to
have difficulty in differentiating it from when it talks about Jean Stapleton
or the actress Jean Simmons, not to mention of any blue jean pants or skirts.

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Subject: language question

Hi, all:

Is there a way to get JAWS to replicate the French soft J sound, as in
"Jean Valjean"? I was trying to change its pronunciation of that name
in the dictionary manager program, but couldn't get it to pronounce it
as I knew it should be pronounced. Any pointers, appreciated! Thanks!



Sandra
"To love another person is to se the face of God."
(Les Miserables--the musical)
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