Re: language question


Nicole Massey <nyyki@...>
 

The soft French J sound, the one they use with the d in front of it, can
often be simulated with a zj, as it's got a lot of the soft z sound to the
beginning of it, a z sound they don't use much, instead preferring the hard
Z of zed.

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Nice. This is the first one that works for my synthesizer. I'd only
suggest that you remove the first 'e" to get the right French vowel:

Zjanne

I'm adding it to my JAWS dictionary.

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Zjeanne might work.

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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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Sandra
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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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