text to speech pronunciation
Frank D. Engel, Jr.
fde101 at fjrhome.net
Mon Jan 10 12:30:34 EST 2005
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Try "waap" for "wap".
Rev has a command revSpeak, so the above in Dreamcard would be:
As for the text you provided, it seems to work (at least under OS X),
although I'm not sure what all of it is supposed to do; except that the
'%' sign is named - it says "I like percent chocolate..."
The same effect that I get from Rev seems to happen in TextEdit as
well, so I suspect that Rev will support anything Apple's speech
synthesis software will support. Whatever '%' was supposed to do,
apparently it doesn't work anywhere.
On Jan 10, 2005, at 11:25 AM, Timothy Miller wrote:
> This is actually a question about DreamCard for OS 9... I asked about
> this on the HC list too. Sorry about the duplication.
> I'm revising an old HC stack I wrote for my wife to help her
> elementary school students practice phonics. She has an elderly
> macintosh in her classroom, which could be dedicated to this use, so
> HC is perfect, really. The stack presents nonsense syllables, mostly.
> It shuffles different word beginnings to the same word endings, vice
> versa, etc.
> Maybe I can upgrade the ancient machine to the point that a DreamCard
> standalone would run on it.
> I'm trying to use the saytext external for HC to get the computer to
> pronounce the nonsense syllables. It's pretty good most of the time,
> but some nonsense syllables get mispronounced. For example, "wap" gets
> mispronounced as "wop" (No slurs against Italians intended.)
> I've tried modifying the text that gets passed to sayText, with little
> luck. According to Apple, macinTalk pronunciation can be altered by a
> long list of modifiers.
> The commas here do produce pauses.
> wap, woop,, wap,,, whap,,, wopper
> This works
> chocolate cake
> The de-emphasis code here works:
> chocolate [[emph - ]] cake
> None of the following work, though. The symbols either get ignored or
> pronounced literally.
> I like % choc=o=late @ cake
> I like chocolate [[/ ]] cake
> I like chocolate [[/]] cake
> I like chocolate / cake
> Hello, I am [[inpt PHON]]mAYkAXl[[inpt TEXT]], the talking
> As far as I can tell, I reached the limits of what the sayText
> external can do. Apparently, it only passess a small subset of all
> possible pronunciation modifiers to macinTalk.
> How about DreamCard. I assume it has some text to speech ability.
> (true?) Does it allow more pronunciation modifiers than HyperCard?
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> use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
Frank D. Engel, Jr. <fde101 at fjrhome.net>
$ ln -s /usr/share/kjvbible /usr/manual
$ true | cat /usr/manual | grep "John 3:16"
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
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