Re: language question


HAMILTON
 

Well, on my system, Judith, jump, Jack and Jill (not to mention my name,
"Jim") all start with the sound of the "regular j". In other words, the
"j"s in each name make the same sound for me. In prior/below messages on
this subject, you may have noted that "zj", as in "zjeanne" and "zjanne",
was used effectively, by a couple of people, for the "soft j" sound; but,
that does not work on my system. For me, it sounds like 2 sylables.

Clearly, this is something for which anyone, with this specific/similar
issue, will have to find a solution that works for her/him. This seems to
be related to everyone having, at least slightly, different computing/sound
devices, software, synthacizers and other such things, as part of their
configurations.

In other words, we're on our own, on this type of thing at least.

Jim H

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of j Bron via Jfw
Sent: Sunday, September 6, 2015 8:27 AM
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Cc: j Bron <jbron@optonline.net>
Subject: RE: language question

I think with the soft J Jaws says it well on its own. It says my name,
Judith, without my having to play with the dictionary. Words like jump,
jack and jill all come out fine.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Jim Hamilton
via Jfw
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2015 9:39 PM
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Cc: Jim Hamilton
Subject: RE: language question

I am glad to hear that this works in your JAWS Dictionairy. However, when I
read, with JAWS, "Zjanne", I hear the "Z"; it's almost another sylable. At
least, this is how it sounds on my Windows 8.1, I-7, 64-git system, using
J16.

Of course, I would really be pleased if someone could tell us how to "mimic"
the "soft J" sound.

Jim H

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Subject: RE: language question

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.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Nicole Massey
via Jfw
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2015 5:22 PM
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Cc: Nicole Massey
Subject: RE: language question

Zjeanne might work.

-----Original Message-----
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Hamilton via Jfw
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2015 2:35 PM
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Cc: Jim Hamilton
Subject: RE: language question

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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Arnold via Jfw
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Subject: RE: language question

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

-----Original Message-----
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Massey via Jfw
Sent: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:03 PM
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Cc: Nicole Massey <nyyki@gypsyheir.com>
Subject: RE: language question

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.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Sandra
Streeter via Jfw
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 8:54 PM
To: jfw@lists.the-jdh.com
Cc: Sandra Streeter
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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