[espeak-ng:master] reported: म and व sound absolutely same in Marathi? #github


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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #231 म and व sound absolutely same in Marathi?
By valdisvi:

Sounds are similar, but different. Marathi doesn't have its own definition of v sound, it relies on ph_hindi_base, where v is described as ... // approximant, not fricative base1/v# ... which has more nasal sound, thus similar to m. Solutions are:

  1. change this generally used phoneme from v# to v which is fricative with more distinct sound,
  2. overriding v phoneme only in Marathi language,
  3. adding more language rules in Marathi to distinguish between aproximant v# and fricative v sounds.

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