Re: Excerpt from Espeak NG list
Equally valid in what dialect? I've never heard it in any american or Brittish dialect I've heard. On what basis do the people making such decisions base their beliefs? Are they just from listening or does anyone working on pronunciation have a real background in the subject? I realize this is a voluntary oepn source project but if this hasn't been done, shouldn't there be an attempt to recruit someone with a reasonable background in whatever the science is called that we are dealing with, perhaps a linguist or dialectician? I'm not sure what the speciality should be called.
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On Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 12:57 am, Brian's Mail list account wrote:
Now I'm not getting at anyone here, but although the message below isIt would help to read the follow up where I have modified it so it no longer does that between words. Both pronunciation styles are equally valid and I prefer the change I made, but I respect that the change was not well supported (or at least not by the vocal majority).
Everything you and others have raised I have fixed or tried to fix, yet you still complain in an unconstructive way (like your post to the NVDA developers list). Pointing out issues is fine. Being constructively critical is fine (like Tyler Spivey's comments in another thread).
Also bear in mind that I and others are doing this in our spare time for free.
Here is the post...