moderated Re: synthesizer versus voice
I suspect she was just listening to the wrong person or someone was pulling her leg. Just like Canadians are supposed to say A all the time. At one guide dog school, since I was the only Canadian there I said, “Only low class Canadians say A.”
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: September 21, 2020 2:57 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:
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