Re: Vocalizors and their people

Gudrun Brunot
 

I'd take male Siri. He reminds me a little of Data the android, on whom I
would have had a crush if I wasn't otherwise engaged.

Gudrun

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sharon
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:14 PM
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I'd marry Daniel I think if he were real.
Sharon

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 2:31 PM
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as I know, Karen is Karen Jacobsen of Australia and Daniel is John Cribbs
of England. BTW, Siri is Susan Bennet of Alabama.


-------- Original Message --------
From: Ashleigh Piccinino [mailto:apiccinino@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 2:19 PM EST
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Subject: Vocalizors and their people

Hello,
Wouldn't it be cool if we actually knew these people as they
originally wer/are? However, some/most might've died out but left heir
recordings to use for voices with JAWS/decktalk and other things. BY the
way, I believe Caren's already married to Lee-another Australian, you know?
This is just my opinion.


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From: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)<mailto:ted.lisle@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 1:45 PM
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That's our girl! Hope Colleen never finds out.

Ted

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike
Ulrich
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 2:20 PM
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Subject: Re: Do not have liquids when listening to this

Are you talking about Karen from Australia?
Man, I've had some big time fun writing scripts for her to say!
And that's all I got to say about that! LOL!

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[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of David & his pack of dogs
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 2:00 PM
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How about slowing down your listening speed? LOL. The JAWS diffult is set
to 15, slower then snails.

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[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:30 AM
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Well, pilgrim, how 'bout The duke reading your shopping list oh, how I wish
I could write that in Winterset, Iowa dialect)! I'm personally a fan of
Vocalizer's Karen, but reading at my speed means I can't use any of them,
except Eloquence, for very long.

Ted

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[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 1:17 PM
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Subject: Re: Do not have liquids when listening to this

Well, "sexy" is in the ear of the beholder, that's for sure.

I've found some of the "foreign" (for the United States) accented voices on
Garmin, particularly one of the British female and Australian male, voices
to be rather mellifluous and somewhat sexy. Everyone's mileage will, of
course, vary,

I don't find, for instance, the SAPI voice "Microsoft David" that I use with
NVDA "sexy" but I do find it, in many instances, particularly when it's
reading through something at beyond the letter or word levels to be
remarkably lifelike in most instances.

Not knowing the synthesizers that various people are using it's impossible
to suggest generic ways to search for a "sexy" voice for them, but I'd be
willing to bet that someone has created them, even if they're not
commercially available, but it's a matter of finding them.
Inflection, breathiness (or lack thereof), and vowel duration are a lot of
what get's tagged as "sexy" when you think about voices in real people that
are described as sexy. These are parameters that it's possible to control
in a speech synthesizer.

It would be an absolute riot to create a "femme fatale" or the male
counterpart thereof synthesized voices for use with anything, screen reader
or not. I don't think that anyone would use the most "over the top"
versions for any period of time, but they could make for great entertainment
value over a short term.

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