Re: How to use flags in dictionary List in eSpeak


Valdis Vitolins
 

Flags for words are set by flags of previous word.
E.g. if there is word for which $verbf flag is set, then for the next
handled word $verb flag is true.

Valdis

I've been working with the dictionary list in eSpeak and I would like
to use the following flags but I don't understand how to use them.  
How does eSpeak know whether a word is a verb, or a noun, or past
tense etc.?

$verb     Use this pronunciation if it's a verb.
$noun     Use this pronunciation if it's a noun.
$past     Use this pronunciation if it's past tense.
$verbf     The following word is probably is a verb.
$verbsf     The following word is probably is a if it has an "s"
suffix.
$nounf     The following word is probably not a verb.
$pastf     The following word is probably past tense.
$verbextend     Extend the influence of $verbf and $verbsf.

Is there any detailed documentation or tutorials on how to use these
flags in the lang_list file?

I've read the document on the eSpeak page, but that has limited
information. 

Thanks
James

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