On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 07:47:04AM -0500, Andrew Gould wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 4:08 AM, Polytropon <free...@edvax.de> wrote:
> > On Fri, 24 Apr 2009 16:18:43 -0700, Gary Kline <kl...@thought.org> wrote:
> > >       yes, the voices [from audio/festival] are pretty good; i use
> > >       them to read boring stuff
> > >       to me when i'm about brain-dead!  but these voices just don't cut
> > >       it given the kind of quasi-poetic stuff i have.
> >
> > Wouldn't it be easier to use a natural speaker then? I know there's
> > no such person in the ports collection... :-)
> >
> >
> This is a very good point.  (Especially since Majel Barrett-Roddenberry,
> voice of the computer in the original tv series of "Star Trek," is no longer
> with us.)
> Writings of such a human nature deserve a real human's voice and
> interpretation.

        The one thing my friend said was: "The first time I read this
        stuff it sounds fine and makes sense.  Then I stop and re-read
        and I get lost."   

        I'm glad I took Chuck Robey's advice and used a poetic notation
        rather than just plain prose.  With poetry, you can use imagery
        and symbology, etc.  You can get across more in poetry than
        prose, but it's a bear to learn to do well.


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