Words pronounced incorrectly in text-to-speech

August 24, 2018
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Words pronounced incorrectly in text-to-speech

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August 24, 2018

I am creating a module on professional resume tips; and the speech output pronounces “resume” the correct way in this context (res-u-may) and the traditional way (re-soom).  In other words, it uses both pronunciations in text-to-speech.  I even tried adding the asterisk (‘) at the end with no success.  Please help!

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2019-01-14 14:03:33
2019-01-14 14:03:33

Hi Joseph,

I do exactly as you describe to correct pronounciations, but Cp 2019 ignores this.

Any ideas ?

 

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2018-11-27 00:38:33
2018-11-27 00:38:33

Sorry for the late reply, Angie. There are a couple of ways to do this. You can force the voice to say each right by creating a nonsense word that is pronounced correctly. For instance, “Please re-zume reading my resume.”    If you’re using Windows, you can go into the Voices Program Folder and add a new word to the dictionary that is pronounced the way you like but is an alternate. For instance, leave resume as is but add resumeAlt as a new word but put in the correct pronunciation. You can even use sound characters from the International Phonetic Alphabet. You can find the application for changing the dictionary for each voice, for instance Paul, at: C:\Program Files\Adobe Captivate Voices 2019 x64\VT\Paul\M16\binUserDicEng.exe. By changing the dictionary, you won’t have to worry in the future, but you will have to remember to type in resumeAlt rather than resume if you want the verb rather than the noun.Interestingly, the TTS normally does a good job pronouncing words in context. For instance, in English we have many words that are written the same but pronounced differently when used as a noun and as a verb. For example, “I will record the record.””Please permit me to have a permit.””We will no longer produce any produce.”The TTS pronounces all of the above correctly. Apparently, NeoSpeech didn’t include the ability to have resume pronounced as a verb, a glaring oversight.

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