moderated Re: synthesizer versus voice
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After 20 years with Eloquence, I still prefer it over the human sounding voices for screen reader. I have used some of the human sounding voices for reading books at a normal speed and they are getting better.
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From: JM Casey
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2020 5:56 PM
Subject: Re: synthesizer versus voice
Hahah…it’s all relative; Canadians don’t say “aboot” either.
Sorry, but people in the United states do not say “aboot” unless they happen to live very close to the Canadian border.
I’m not sure why that is, but the vast majority of people here in the U.S. say about, not aboot.
IN fact, most U.S. natives make fun of the Canadians for saying aboot.
"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert
I was chatting with someone from New Zealand and she told me some of her compatriots were mimicking the U S accent. Thus it is not just the screen reader voices, it is Different nations voices. Example, apparently Canadians and United States persons say aboot instead of about, according to the woman in N Z.
On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 11:20 PM, JM Casey wrote:
Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041
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