[espeak-ng:master] reported: Improve the Arabic support #github


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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #186 Improve the Arabic support
By csisc:

In the description of Sebawayh, [d͡ʒ] is the pronunciation of ج. However, the pronunciation of Arabic had changed. When the linguists have decided to create the Modern Standard Arabic that will replace the Classical Arabic by the 19th Century, they have studied the phonology of the Arabic dialects and replaced Classical pronunciation by the mostly used dialectal arabic one. For example, ج became pronounced as [ʒ]. You can verify this by seeing the main references about this issue that are used by specialists in Computational Linguistics. For example, Al-Aswat al-lughawiyah of Ibrahim Anis and Al-Aswat al-lughawiyah of Muhammad Alkhouli...

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