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[espeak-ng:master] new issue: Pronunciation of "binghamton" in English #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Issue Created by codeofdusk:
#620 Pronunciation of "binghamton" in English

In English, the city name Binghamton should be pronounced /ˈbɪŋəmtən/, per Wikipedia. Thanks in advance!

[espeak-ng:master] new issue: mbrola not working #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Issue Created by metal3d:
#621 mbrola not working

Hi, First of all: https://github.com/espeak-ng/espeak-ng/blob/master/docs/mbrola.md => you says "Linux installation" but it's not - it's "Debian" installation. For Linux installation, we need something more "global" and universal.

So, now :)

On Fedora. I decided to compile espeak-ng myself (it seems that the provided package in repository is not compiled with mbrola support)

I did:

./autogen.sh
./configure --with-mbrola
make
sudo make install

Pcaudiolib is installed, everything is ok.

I now compiled MBROLA myself from https://github.com/numediart/MBROLA

make
sudo cp Bin/mbrola /usr/local/bin/mbrola

OK.

I now tried to download and install voices from https://github.com/numediart/MBROLA-voices Tried: - sudo cp -r data/* /usr/local/share/espeak-ng-data/mbrola (with directory created) - in /usr/share/mbrola - with something that worked weeks ago:

sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/mbrola/voices
for voice in data/*; do
    voice=$(basename $voice)
    sudo cp data/$voice/$voice /usr/share/mbrola/voices
done

Wherever I put voices, espeak-ng doesn't see voices, and cannot speak with mbrola voice:

 espeak-ng -v mb-fr1 "Coucou"
mbrola: Fatal error in line:
mbrola: 
mbrowrap error: mbrola exited with status 253

So, maybe it's mbrola, maybe not...

To be sure, I tried from MBROLA voices dir:

espeak-ng -v mb-fr4 "Une phrase pour tester" --pho -s 110 | mbrola fr4/fr4 - out.wav
paplay out.wav 

And it works.

So, the problem is to find mbrola voices - any help ?

[espeak-ng:master] reported: mbrola not working #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #621 mbrola not working
By metal3d:

OK... I make a git bisect on mbrola. The last commit breaks things. I still not see "mb" voices with espeak-ng --voices but espeak-ng -v mb-fr2 "Une phrase pour tester" is working.

So, the only problem is to know why I cannot list mb voices now.

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #621 mbrola not working
By metal3d:

OK... forget... It seems that the problems come from the bad mbrola commit. Reverted and reinstalled is ok.


[espeak-ng:master] Issue #621 mbrola not working closed by metal3d.

[espeak-ng:master] reported: Pronunciation of "binghamton" in English #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #620 Pronunciation of "binghamton" in English
By valdisvi:

Also by British people?

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #617 Generating speech from phonemes? / Phoneme representation specification
By valdisvi:

You can get list of all phonemes in all languages in phsource folder by entering this command:

egrep -r phoneme *|egrep -v endphoneme

All languages rely on phonemes defined in phonemes file and then can extend and/or override phonemes in some other language. There is no way to pass IPA phonemes as input, you can see them in output adding --ipa switch, but it will show proper IPA symbol only if it was added in phoneme definition for particular language.


[espeak-ng/espeak-ng] Pull request updated by The1Freeman:

#614 Include Japanese names in the English and German voice of eSpeak-NG

(NOT YET READY TO BE MERGED) Added a few japanese names that should be properly pronounced by eSpeak in English and German, planning to add more.


[espeak-ng/espeak-ng] Pull request updated by The1Freeman:

#614 Include Japanese names in the English and German voice of eSpeak-NG

(NOT YET READY TO BE MERGED) Added a few japanese names that should be properly pronounced by eSpeak in English and German, planning to add more.

[espeak-ng:master] reported: Pronunciation of "binghamton" in English #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #620 Pronunciation of "binghamton" in English
By codeofdusk:

Also by British people?

Yes: see, for example, the pronunciation of "Wokingham" in England.

[espeak-ng:master] new issue: Pronunciation of "Dengler" #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Issue Created by codeofdusk:
#622 Pronunciation of "Dengler"

The e in "Dengler" should be pronounced as a short e, like in "pet", rather than a short i. Thanks.

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1 New Commit:

[espeak-ng:master] By Valdis Vitolins <valdis.vitolins@...>:
33f14b4f93ce: en: fix pronunciation for Binghamton issue #620

Modified: dictsource/en_list


[espeak-ng:master] Issue #620 Pronunciation of "binghamton" in English closed by codeofdusk.


[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #622 Pronunciation of "Dengler"
By valdisvi:

Any reliable source?

Github push to espeak-ng:espeak-ng #github

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[espeak-ng:master] By Valdis Vitolins <valdis.vitolins@...>:
514147754cc3: de: remove wrong IPA name, issue #616

Modified: phsource/ph_german

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #616 `espeak-ng --ipa -v de ütz` produces the phoneme `ˈ?ts` -- ? is not a proper phoneme.
By valdisvi:

For many phonemes in espeak-ng, IPA name is not defined and then name given in configuration (e.g. for phoneme a a is used). In this case wrong entry ipa ? was added for phoneme y. You can review ph_german and check for any other errors or missing IPA names for phoneme entries.


[espeak-ng:master] Issue #616 `espeak-ng --ipa -v de ütz` produces the phoneme `ˈ?ts` -- ? is not a proper phoneme. closed by FrogCast.


[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #616 `espeak-ng --ipa -v de ütz` produces the phoneme `ˈ?ts` -- ? is not a proper phoneme.
By valdisvi:

For many phonemes in espeak-ng, IPA name is not defined and then name given in configuration (e.g. for phoneme a a is used). In this case wrong entry ipa ? was added for phoneme y. You can review ph_german and check for any other errors (e.g. ipa ?? for phoneme UR entry) or suggestions for missing IPA names of all other phoneme entries.

Github push to espeak-ng:espeak-ng #github

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1 New Commit:

[espeak-ng:master] By Valdis Vitolins <valdis.vitolins@...>:
4c6949138823: lv: add missing IPA names for phonemes

Modified: phsource/ph_latvian

[espeak-ng:master] reported: Pronunciation of "Dengler" #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #622 Pronunciation of "Dengler"
By codeofdusk:

Any reliable source?

It's my name...

[espeak-ng:master] reported: Pronunciation of "Dengler" #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #622 Pronunciation of "Dengler"
By valdisvi:

Safe way would be for you to customize your espeak-ng. In espeak-ng project create file dictsource/en_extra and add following line to it:

dengler d'ENgl3 $capital

Then recompile entire project with command make -B in the espeak-ng folder or recompile only English language:

cd your-place/espeak-ng/dictsource/
../src/espeak-ng --compile=en

where your-place is actual place of the espeak-ng project.

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #622 Pronunciation of "Dengler"
By codeofdusk:

@valdisvi Yes, but the name is never pronounced in the way that Espeak-ng does.


[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #622 Pronunciation of "Dengler"
By codeofdusk:

@valdisvi Yes, but the name is never pronounced in the way that Espeak-ng does, so it should really be fixed at the project level.

Github push to espeak-ng:espeak-ng #github

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[espeak-ng:master] By Valdis Vitolins <valdis.vitolins@...>:
499b900b043b: lv: improve sounds of phonemes

Added: phsource/h/h-lv.wav
Modified: espeak-ng-data/lang/bat/lv
Modified: phsource/ph_latvian
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/a
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/aa
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/e
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/e2
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/ee
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/ee2
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/i
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/ii
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/o
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/oo
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/u
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/uu
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/y
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/yy
Modified: tests/language-phonemes.test


[espeak-ng:master] By Valdis Vitolins <valdis.vitolins@...>:
8b2d7733130e: lv: improve pronuciation rules

Modified: dictsource/lv_list
Modified: dictsource/lv_rules


[espeak-ng:master] By Valdis Vitolins <valdis.vitolins@...>:
24d8f805a530: Merge branch 'latvian'

Added: phsource/h/h-lv.wav
Modified: dictsource/lv_list
Modified: dictsource/lv_rules
Modified: espeak-ng-data/lang/bat/lv
Modified: phsource/ph_latvian
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/a
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/aa
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/e
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/e2
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/ee
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/ee2
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/i
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/ii
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/o
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/oo
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/u
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/uu
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/y
Modified: phsource/vwl_lv/yy
Modified: tests/language-phonemes.test

Pull Request Updated #github

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[espeak-ng/espeak-ng] Pull request updated by The1Freeman:

#614 Include Japanese names in the English and German voice of eSpeak-NG

(NOT YET READY TO BE MERGED) Added a few japanese names that should be properly pronounced by eSpeak in English and German, planning to add more.

Updates to Github #github

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[espeak-ng/espeak-ng] Pull request updated by The1Freeman:

#614 Include Japanese names in the English and German voice of eSpeak-NG

(NOT YET READY TO BE MERGED) Added a few japanese names that should be properly pronounced by eSpeak in English and German, planning to add more.


[espeak-ng/espeak-ng] Pull request updated by The1Freeman:

#614 Include Japanese names in the English and German voice of eSpeak-NG

(NOT YET READY TO BE MERGED) Added a few japanese names that should be properly pronounced by eSpeak in English and German, planning to add more.


[espeak-ng/espeak-ng] Pull request updated by The1Freeman:

#614 Include Japanese names in the English and German voice of eSpeak-NG

(NOT YET READY TO BE MERGED) Added a few japanese names that should be properly pronounced by eSpeak in English and German, planning to add more.


[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Pull Request #614 Include Japanese names in the English and German voice of eSpeak-NG
By The1Freeman:

I apologize in advance if adding both en_extra and de_extra was wrong to do.

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[espeak-ng:master] New Issue Created by vimalan-sakthivel:
#301 handling of line breaks and clause detection

When the word NEW is in caps, eSpeak NG reads it by letters as N.E.W.

For example: the below headings are read out as N E W release. <h3>NEW RELEASE</h3> <h3 style="text-transform: uppercase">new release</h3>

This behavior is not exhibited by other synthesizers, Example: Microsoft Speech API version 5

Note: I am testing this with NVDA v 2017.2


[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #301 handling of line breaks and clause detection
By vimalan-sakthivel:

Issue title updated. We still seem to be facing this issue. Can someone look into this?

[espeak-ng:master] reported: release package is in wrong format #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #434 release package is in wrong format
By ndarilek:

Would be great to see a fix for this. I'm trying to create Flatpak packages with this as a dependency, and it's frustrating that I can't point to an actual tar.gz that flatpak-builder can actually download and compile.

Thanks.