In relation to pronunciation corrections in eSpeak NG once more

Ervin, Glenn

I wish I could apply a patch to people sometimes.

I live in Norfolk Nebraska, and most of the natives call it Norfork.

I don’t know why they wish to mispronounce the town’s name.

After thirty years, one would think I’d get used to it, but it still annoys me.

If everyone got together and changed the spelling of the town’s name, I would change the way I say it.

But I will pronounce it like it’s spelled.




From: [] On Behalf Of Sharni-Lee Ward
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2018 6:12 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] In relation to pronounciation corrections in eSpeak NG once more


This sounds like a good idea, to be honest. Most of my dictionary entries are related to either Pokémon, names of characters from a couple other anime, and corrections to help Espeak handle compound words (to be fair, a lot of these are not usual compound words, but sometimes there were non-compound words rendered as such as well as the other way around). Some of these are personal to me, and someone not in the circle of that I was in would not have occasion to use them. There are names I've tried to get as close to accurate as possible, and sadly failed and aborted. I do not know how to naturally stress a syllable via regular expressions, so cannot get "Gallade" pronounced correctly, as an example.


That said, most people using NVDA have different synth preferences, as demonstrated by previous threads on this topic, so the synth being used as default should be noted when compiling the lists of Dictionary entries. But this would be a great resource to put together.


On 31/03/2018 8:38 AM, Gene wrote:

I would think the best thing to do as far as making the file available, is to copy the .dic file to another location on your computer.  If it's the default.dic file, that may be it's name.  I've almost never done this and others may be able to tell you where it is.  Then you could send it somewhere such as to a Drop Box folder or to someone who will place it on their web site, such as the other Gene.



----- Original Message -----

From: Dejan Ristic

Sent: Friday, March 30, 2018 3:18 PM

Subject: [nvda] In relation to pronounciation corrections in eSpeak NG once more


Hi to the respective community and users,

Due to the messages relating to the pronounciation corrections I happen
to have read so far, I've just decided to extract them from the
directory called Speech Dictionaries. They are contained in a notepad
document, which implies that I may offer them whenever you like.

The only question is where to post the document so that it may be
accessed by the NVDA users. I do not consider myself to be supposed to
do it here, for I have not obtained a permission to do so. I also do not
think that it should be done that way because the mail traffic may be
made lower.

That's why I'm addressing myself to you so that I may do it in a proper
manner so as not to come in breach of the rules and regulations of the
mailing list.

As I've already said, I've made over a hundred corrections. Let me
confirm here that I've made 139 corrections so far. That's how users can
help each other without calling a programmer to intervene.

I hope that it is possible to find room for us the users to upload our
corrections so that when accessing that piece of the site, we can
automatically exchange pronounciation corrections. That's one way of how
eSpeak NG speech may be updated without wating any next release to launch.

If I'm supposed to send the mentioned document to an admin in a private
message so that it may be reviewed, I'm glad to obey the rule. If I'm
supposed to mention this topic no longer, I shall obey that rule, too.

Your sincere friend and user,