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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #437 Misrendering of the word "wherever"
By RhyanJohnson:

I'm having a bizarre issue with the rendering of the word "wherever" as well!

I discovered the issue when I tried decoding some espeak-ng results and found a couple of unexpected, non-English characters in my results (namely ɕ in the transcription 'ɛkskləɕeɪʃən' and ʁ in the transcription 'æɹəʁɪklɛɾɚsɪksɛfɛf') Upon further investigation, the unexpected characters always seemed to follow the word 'wherever', so I compiled samples of text in my dataset that include the word 'wherever' into a sample text file.

INPUT (sample)

I lay eggs wherever I happen to be, said the hen, ruffling her feathers and then shaking them into place.
and Trot fed it a handful of fresh blue clover and smoothed and petted it until the lamb was eager to follow her wherever she might go.
The habits of mind that characterize a person strongly disposed toward critical thinking include a desire to follow reason and evidence wherever they may lead,
But wherever they fought - in North Africa or the South Pacific or Western Europe -- the infantry bore the brunt of the fighting on the ground -- and seven out of ten suffered casualties.
scurrying for major stories whenever and wherever they could be found.

When running the espeak command, I discovered all sorts of various unexpected phonemes after the word 'wherever'. The results were that these unexpected characters were consistently after the word 'wherever' and were consistently found in the transcription of each line of text containing 'wherever'.

COMMAND:

espeak-ng -ven-us --ipa=3 -q -f sample --sep=_

EXPECTED OUTPUT: (Received ~20% of the time)

a_ɪ lˈe_ɪ ˈɛɡz wɛɹˈɛvɚɹ a_ɪ hˈæpən tə bˈiː
 sˈɛd ðə hˈɛn
 ɹˈʌflɪŋ hɜː fˈɛðɚz ænd ðˈɛn ʃˈe_ɪkɪŋ ðˌɛm ˌɪntʊ plˈe_ɪs
 ænd tɹˈɑːt fˈɛd ɪɾ ɐ hˈændfə_l ʌv fɹˈɛʃ blˈuː klˈo_ʊvɚ ænd smˈuːðd ænd pˈɛɾᵻd ɪɾ ʌntˈɪl ðə lˈæm wʌz ˈiːɡɚ tə fˈɑːlo_ʊ hɜː wɛɹˈɛvɚ ʃiː mˌa_ɪt ɡˈo_ʊ
 ðə hˈæbɪts ʌv mˈa_ɪnd ðæt kˈæɹɪktɚɹˌa_ɪz ɐ pˈɜːsən stɹˈɔŋli dɪspˈo_ʊzd təwˈɔː_ɹd kɹˈɪɾɪkə_l θˈɪŋkɪŋ ɪŋklˈuːd ɐ dɪzˈa_ɪ_ɚ tə fˈɑːlo_ʊ ɹˈiːzən ænd ˈɛvɪdəns wɛɹˈɛvɚ ðe_ɪ mˈe_ɪ lˈiːd
 bˌʌt wɛɹˈɛvɚ ðe_ɪ fˈɔːt ɪn nˈɔː_ɹθ ˈæfɹɪkə ɔː_ɹ ðə sˈa_ʊθ pɐsˈɪfɪk ɔː_ɹ wˈɛstɚn jˈʊ_ɹɹəp ðɪ ˈɪnfəntɹi bˈoː_ɹ ðə bɹˈʌnt ʌvðə fˈa_ɪɾɪŋ ɔnðə ɡɹˈa_ʊnd ænd sˈɛvən ˌa_ʊɾəv tˈɛn sˈʌfɚd kˈæʒuːə_lɾiz
 skˈɜːɹiɪŋ fɔː_ɹ mˈe_ɪd_ʒɚ stˈoːɹiz wɛnˌɛvɚɹ ænd wɛɹˈɛvɚ ðe_ɪ kʊd biː fˈa_ʊnd

I will attach a file containing many samples of actual output as there were many varieties of corrupted/garbage phonemes. But a couple examples included below.

ACTUAL OUTPUT:

a_ɪ lˈe_ɪ ˈɛɡz wɛɹˈɛvɚ sᵻɹˈɪlɪklˌɛɾɚfˈoː_ɹbˈiːˈɛf a_ɪ hˈæpən tə bˈiː
 sˈɛd ðə hˈɛn
 ɹˈʌflɪŋ hɜː fˈɛðɚz ænd ðˈɛn ʃˈe_ɪkɪŋ ðˌɛm ˌɪntʊ plˈe_ɪs
 ænd tɹˈɑːt fˈɛd ɪɾ ɐ hˈændfə_l ʌv fɹˈɛʃ blˈuː klˈo_ʊvɚ ænd smˈuːðd ænd pˈɛɾᵻd ɪɾ ʌntˈɪl ðə lˈæm wʌz ˈiːɡɚ tə fˈɑːlo_ʊ hɜː wɛɹˈɛvɚ sᵻɹˈɪlɪklˌɛɾɚfˈoː_ɹbˈiːˈɛf ʃiː mˌa_ɪt ɡˈo_ʊ
 ðə hˈæbɪts ʌv mˈa_ɪnd ðæt kˈæɹɪktɚɹˌa_ɪz ɐ pˈɜːsən stɹˈɔŋli dɪspˈo_ʊzd təwˈɔː_ɹd kɹˈɪɾɪkə_l θˈɪŋkɪŋ ɪŋklˈuːd ɐ dɪzˈa_ɪ_ɚ tə fˈɑːlo_ʊ ɹˈiːzən ænd ˈɛvɪdəns wɛɹˈɛvɚ sᵻɹˈɪlɪklˌɛɾɚfˈoː_ɹbˈiːˈɛf ðe_ɪ mˈe_ɪ lˈiːd
 bˌʌt wɛɹˈɛvɚ sᵻɹˈɪlɪklˌɛɾɚfˈoː_ɹbˈiːˈɛf ðe_ɪ fˈɔːt ɪn nˈɔː_ɹθ ˈæfɹɪkə ɔː_ɹ ðə sˈa_ʊθ pɐsˈɪfɪk ɔː_ɹ wˈɛstɚn jˈʊ_ɹɹəp ðɪ ˈɪnfəntɹi bˈoː_ɹ ðə bɹˈʌnt ʌvðə fˈa_ɪɾɪŋ ɔnðə ɡɹˈa_ʊnd ænd sˈɛvən ˌa_ʊɾəv tˈɛn sˈʌfɚd kˈæʒuːə_lɾiz
 skˈɜːɹiɪŋ fɔː_ɹ mˈe_ɪd_ʒɚ stˈoːɹiz wɛnˌɛvɚɹ ænd wɛɹˈɛvɚ sᵻɹˈɪlɪklˌɛɾɚfˈoː_ɹbˈiːˈɛf ðe_ɪ kʊd biː fˈa_ʊnd
 a_ɪ lˈe_ɪ ˈɛɡz wɛɹˈɛvɚɹ ˈæɹəʁɪklˌɛɾɚsˈɪkssˈɛvənˈɛf tˈuː slˈæʃ a_ɪ hˈæpən tə bˈiː
 sˈɛd ðə hˈɛn
 ɹˈʌflɪŋ hɜː fˈɛðɚz ænd ðˈɛn ʃˈe_ɪkɪŋ ðˌɛm ˌɪntʊ plˈe_ɪs
 ænd tɹˈɑːt fˈɛd ɪɾ ɐ hˈændfə_l ʌv fɹˈɛʃ blˈuː klˈo_ʊvɚ ænd smˈuːðd ænd pˈɛɾᵻd ɪɾ ʌntˈɪl ðə lˈæm wʌz ˈiːɡɚ tə fˈɑːlo_ʊ hɜː wɛɹˈɛvɚɹ ˈæɹəʁɪklˌɛɾɚsˈɪkssˈɛvənˈɛf tˈuː slˈæʃ ʃiː mˌa_ɪt ɡˈo_ʊ
 ðə hˈæbɪts ʌv mˈa_ɪnd ðæt kˈæɹɪktɚɹˌa_ɪz ɐ pˈɜːsən stɹˈɔŋli dɪspˈo_ʊzd təwˈɔː_ɹd kɹˈɪɾɪkə_l θˈɪŋkɪŋ ɪŋklˈuːd ɐ dɪzˈa_ɪ_ɚ tə fˈɑːlo_ʊ ɹˈiːzən ænd ˈɛvɪdəns wɛɹˈɛvɚɹ ˈæɹəʁɪklˌɛɾɚsˈɪkssˈɛvənˈɛf tˈuː slˈæʃ ðe_ɪ mˈe_ɪ lˈiːd
 bˌʌt wɛɹˈɛvɚɹ ˈæɹəʁɪklˌɛɾɚsˈɪkssˈɛvənˈɛf tˈuː slˈæʃ ðe_ɪ fˈɔːt ɪn nˈɔː_ɹθ ˈæfɹɪkə ɔː_ɹ ðə sˈa_ʊθ pɐsˈɪfɪk ɔː_ɹ wˈɛstɚn jˈʊ_ɹɹəp ðɪ ˈɪnfəntɹi bˈoː_ɹ ðə bɹˈʌnt ʌvðə fˈa_ɪɾɪŋ ɔnðə ɡɹˈa_ʊnd ænd sˈɛvən ˌa_ʊɾəv tˈɛn sˈʌfɚd kˈæʒuːə_lɾiz
 a_ɪ lˈe_ɪ ˈɛɡz wɛɹˈɛvɚ ˈæt kˈo_ʊləŋkˌa_ɪ kˈo_ʊləŋki hˌæʃslɐʃwˈʌnsˈɛvəntˈuːwˈʌnwˈʌnsˈɛvəntˈuːwˈʌntɪldə twˈɛnti wˈʌn twˈɛnti wˈʌn tˈuː tˈuː slˌæʃko_ʊləntˈuːslɐʃtˌɪldəsˈɛvənslˌæʃko_ʊləntˈuːlpɚsˈɛntko_ʊl a_ɪ hˈæpən tə bˈiː
 sˈɛd ðə hˈɛn
 ɹˈʌflɪŋ hɜː fˈɛðɚz ænd ðˈɛn ʃˈe_ɪkɪŋ ðˌɛm ˌɪntʊ plˈe_ɪs
 ænd tɹˈɑːt fˈɛd ɪɾ ɐ hˈændfə_l ʌv fɹˈɛʃ blˈuː klˈo_ʊvɚ ænd smˈuːðd ænd pˈɛɾᵻd ɪɾ ʌntˈɪl ðə lˈæm wʌz ˈiːɡɚ tə fˈɑːlo_ʊ hɜː wɛɹˈɛvɚ ˈæt kˈo_ʊləŋkˌa_ɪ kˈo_ʊləŋki hˌæʃslɐʃwˈʌnsˈɛvəntˈuːwˈʌnwˈʌnsˈɛvəntˈuːwˈʌntɪldə twˈɛnti wˈʌn twˈɛnti wˈʌn tˈuː tˈuː slˌæʃko_ʊləntˈuːslɐʃtˌɪldəsˈɛvənslˌæʃko_ʊləntˈuːlpɚsˈɛntko_ʊl ʃiː mˌa_ɪt ɡˈo_ʊ
 ðə hˈæbɪts ʌv mˈa_ɪnd ðæt kˈæɹɪktɚɹˌa_ɪz ɐ pˈɜːsən stɹˈɔŋli dɪspˈo_ʊzd təwˈɔː_ɹd kɹˈɪɾɪkə_l θˈɪŋkɪŋ ɪŋklˈuːd ɐ dɪzˈa_ɪ_ɚ tə fˈɑːlo_ʊ ɹˈiːzən ænd ˈɛvɪdəns wɛɹˈɛvɚ ˈæt kˈo_ʊləŋkˌa_ɪ kˈo_ʊləŋki hˌæʃslɐʃwˈʌnsˈɛvəntˈuːwˈʌnwˈʌnsˈɛvəntˈuːwˈʌntɪldə twˈɛnti wˈʌn twˈɛnti wˈʌn tˈuː tˈuː slˌæʃko_ʊləntˈuːslɐʃtˌɪldəsˈɛvənslˌæʃko_ʊləntˈuːlpɚsˈɛntko_ʊl ðe_ɪ mˈe_ɪ lˈiːd
 bˌʌt wɛɹˈɛvɚ ˈæt kˈo_ʊləŋkˌa_ɪ kˈo_ʊləŋki hˌæʃslɐʃwˈʌnsˈɛvəntˈuːwˈʌnwˈʌnsˈɛvəntˈuːwˈʌntɪldə twˈɛnti wˈʌn twˈɛnti wˈʌn tˈuː tˈuː slˌæʃko_ʊləntˈuːslɐʃtˌɪldəsˈɛvənslˌæʃko_ʊləntˈuːlpɚsˈɛntko_ʊl ðe_ɪ fˈɔːt ɪn nˈɔː_ɹθ ˈæfɹɪkə ɔː_ɹ ðə sˈa_ʊθ pɐsˈɪfɪk ɔː_ɹ wˈɛstɚn jˈʊ_ɹɹəp ðɪ ˈɪnfəntɹi bˈoː_ɹ ðə bɹˈʌnt ʌvðə fˈa_ɪɾɪŋ ɔnðə ɡɹˈa_ʊnd ænd sˈɛvən ˌa_ʊɾəv tˈɛn sˈʌfɚd kˈæʒuːə_lɾiz
 skˈɜːɹiɪŋ fɔː_ɹ mˈe_ɪd_ʒɚ stˈoːɹiz wɛnˌɛvɚɹ ænd wɛɹˈɛvɚ ˈæt kˈo_ʊləŋkˌa_ɪ kˈo_ʊləŋki hˌæʃslɐʃwˈʌnsˈɛvəntˈuːwˈʌnwˈʌnsˈɛvəntˈuːwˈʌntɪldə twˈɛnti wˈʌn twˈɛnti wˈʌn tˈuː tˈuː slˌæʃko_ʊləntˈuːslɐʃtˌɪldəsˈɛvənslˌæʃko_ʊləntˈuːlpɚsˈɛntko_ʊl ðe_ɪ kʊd biː fˈa_ʊnd

Thank you!

espeak_wherever_samples.txt

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