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


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[espeak-ng:master] New Issue Created by Qchristensen:
#773 Pronunciation of Hawaiʻi

NV Access received a comment from a user that eSpeak-NG mispronounces the traditional spelling of Hawaii which uses the backward apostrophe (called okina; hex code is 02BB) like so:  Hawaiʻi.  The okina is actually part of the Hawaiian alphabet along with the macron (the horizontal line atop Hawaiian vowels when the word calls for it).

They advised the correct pronunciation of the okina as basically a glottal stop in the pronunciation, nothing more.  At the moment NVDA reads Hawaiʻi as "Ha-wa-02BB-eye" with eSpeak-NG.

In writing this, I just saw https://github.com/espeak-ng/espeak-ng/issues/578 so maybe this has been fixed & we need to update our build of eSpeak-NG? Perhaps @valdisvi or @ian4uh could confirm?