Well, not sure either, but, yes, if I want to, for example, render a text file into an audio book, in english, I use scansoft daniel (UK), and for something like afrikaans, I then use the eSpeak afrikaans voice, but anyway.

Think I'm just too used to the US eloquence voice for most things, but I do add various dictionary pronounciation entries to it for things like my surname, and a few other nicknames for other people sometimes.

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

----- Original Message ----- From: "dark" <d...@xgam.org>
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Sent: Friday, January 21, 2011 12:10 PM
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Hi Jacob, most odd.

For kicks I just switched orphius to it's Us english voice and read your mail, and Brad, like the Uk English voice alan pronounced your name as kruger, ---- just like fredy's ;D.

That being said, I actually found Brad to have a very odd accent, rather like an English person imitating an American, ---- perhaps then it just depends upon where the screen reader is developed, sinse orphius was made over here and Eloquence is Us based.

stil, accents aside, in terms of tone, intonation and clarity I'd stil say I prefer orphius human voices over Eloquence.

Beware the grue!

Dark.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jacob Kruger" <jac...@mailzone.co.za>
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Sent: Friday, January 21, 2011 9:15 AM
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LOL!

For example, while the US voice calls me Jacob Kroojer, the british version at least calls me Jacob Kroogger...

Have at least once had someone give me a skype VOIP call from America, and then hang up since he didn't want to believe I was really speaking english - sent him an email a bit later trying to 'explain' to him...LOL again!

Otherwise, when speaking to UK guys over phone etc., I have once or twice just been asked to speak a bit slower myself - but OTOH, some people like my own mother this side tell me the same thing occasionally - maybe I'm too used to my computer etc. jabbering away, and so do it myself...?

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

----- Original Message ----- From: "dark" <d...@xgam.org>
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Sent: Friday, January 21, 2011 10:19 AM
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Actually Jacob, i've always found british eloquence sounds more like what happens when a bad American actor tries! to do a british accent and fails horribly, that's why I dislike it myself and if I were to use eloquence I'd probably want the Us version just for that reason even though for most synths I'd much prefer a british voice, ---- having something of a slightly over posh English accent myself ;D.

Baat of cooorse, one is mioast displeeeyeesed; the'att the Quaains E'yengle'yish is see'yo dree'yehdfully Pre'onaaanced, bay the'yose hohrable, Ammee'yerican se'yinths.


yee gods! getting orphius to say that poshly enough was bloody hard, and goodness knows what other synths will make of it ;d.

Beware the Grue!

Dark.

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