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. gary -- Gary Kline kl...@thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org The 2.41a release of Jottings: http://jottings.thought.org/index.php _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"