Re: espeak n g no good it sneezes on some words

Pete <emac00@...>


Your settings and your reasoning is perfectly fine. You will get no argument from me.

Try setting the rate to 19 or 20 and check the rate boost box. You should be able to hear what wrecks my enjoyment of speed reading. There is an extra sound there kind of like a squeal or like a hammer hitting a saw, a wavering sound. I hear it when going from 99% to 100% with no rate boost checked and again I can hear it when going from 18% to 19% with the rate boost box checked.

Also, btw the espeak player does the same thing, I thought it was fixed but I didn't find out until I checked the rate boost box. I have a sapi 4 version of eloquence with window eyes, but can't stand some of the ways it says abriviations or what it thinks are abriviations. I like espeak because it has a thin voice. I don't like eloquence and vocalizer and others because they have a fat lumpy sounding voice. I like a moderate bit of inflection but find more and more inflection slows down the perception of the spoken word. I don't want to have to think about what the synthesizer is saying. I know, I know, a matter of preference, may be my hearing is wacked or some thing. It's kind of like the booming base some cars have. I like base I don't like fat lumpy base. I prefere range over loudness. Like most add-on sub woofers only go as low as 45 heirtz, who needs that? Most good quality speakers go down to 45 heirtz. I like to hear the low A 0 and the highest A notes equally. I am just pickey that way.


On 6/10/2016 3:40 AM, Sharni-Lee Ward wrote:
The reason I have it at default speed is it sounds as close to natural
as a synth can. That's also why I have inflection set to 100. I can't
bear synths without an inflection setting because I've been rather
spoiled by espeak. I tried Vocaliser two years ago and just couldn't
take it because however humanlike the voices sounded, they were also
more robotic-sounding to me than espeak with max inflection. Two of the
voices I used were also a bit on the slow side, but adjusting rate
didn't help matters.

I honestly can't stand hearing screen-readers going faster than my
settings in tutorials. I understand time constraints but that wouldn't
make me ramp up the speed.
On 10/06/2016 5:00 PM, Pete wrote:

I have been using screen readers since 95 in windows except for an
old apple 2 e in the late 80s with textalker.

I do slow down first thing in the morning, uncheck the rate boost
and set speed to 100 % .

To me nvda set to 30 % sounds like if you set yours to 0 % or slower.

I am just used to it fast.


On 6/9/2016 11:14 PM, Sharni-Lee Ward wrote:
... How can anyone understand what's being read or enjoy what they're
reading at such outrageous speeds? I've never changed NVDA from its
default rate with espeak. And how can you even tell there's fluttering
if the synth is yammering on so fast you can barely make out the words?
I just tested it and I can't make out what's being said at all. If I
didn't know the contents of the dialogue, I'd be lost.

On 9/06/2016 9:12 PM, Pete wrote:

I all ways used the default nvda max english voice, I am
disappointed in the changes made to espeak in nvda I think starting
with nvda 2015 or may be as far back as 2014. Were the changes made
to espeak by nvda devel or the creator of espeak. I would like a
choice in nvda setup to be able to pick witch espeak to install. I
feal the need for speed quite freequently and to have that fluttering
sound in there when the check box for rate boost is checked so I can
get up to a 600 to 800 words per min is disruptive. I am still trying
to get used to it.


On 6/8/2016 1:43 PM, nasrin khaksar wrote:
i use iven3 which is the best voice and also with default rate of nvda
which is 30!
its very perfect for me.

On 6/7/16, Shaun Everiss <sm.everiss@...> wrote:
I have replaced the data from old espeak over and the syntth works a
better one person had trouble however, espeak at least the word stuff
works as I expect it so I am not to worried.

On 8/06/2016 3:31 a.m., Pete wrote:
as the s line says espeak n g makes a buzzing or sneezing sound
with some words.
along with the funny noises the voice flutters
This is default espeakng max voice set to en...
windows 7 x64 pro clean install
nvda installed using default settings except for speed set to
Can I replace the espeak n g with the older one by copying the
old one
over the new one in the program files x86 \ nvda folder?
Thanks for any help!


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