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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #1014 A TTS is too chatty and "smart" and at most situations a builtin converter from acronims - abriviations to words is not accurate.
By valdisvi:

About which language are you talking about?


[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #1014 A TTS is too chatty and "smart" and at most situations a builtin converter from acronims - abriviations to words is not accurate.
By jaacoppi:

All TTS software pronounce words based on assumptions about the language and context of the sentence. The modern solution would be to pass meta information about the sentence to the TTS. One such solution is part of speech tagging (POS).

Since the origins of espeak NG are in 1995, these modern solutions are not used. Instead, all choices are rule based. It would be great to give user more configuration options to choose the preferred behavior. That is a work in progress with LoadVoice() and LoadConfig() functions. Unfortunately the progress is slow because the original code wasn't designed to support all these languages and situations.

Currently, the only option for the user is to edit the config files and rebuild the code. That's probably too difficult for most users.


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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #1014 A TTS is too chatty and "smart" and at most situations a builtin converter from acronims - abriviations to words is not accurate.
By gregjozk:

It is general observation, but seen mostly during english and slovenian use, which have been used daily.

2021-09-14 11:15 GMT+02.00, jaacoppi @.***>: > All TTS software pronounce words based on assumptions about the language and > context of the sentence. The modern solution would be to pass meta > information about the sentence to the TTS. One such solution is part of > speech tagging (POS). > > Since the origins of espeak NG are in 1995, these modern solutions are not > used. Instead, all choices are rule based. It would be great to give user > more configuration options to choose the preferred behavior. That is a work > in progress with LoadVoice() and LoadConfig() functions. Unfortunately the > progress is slow because the original code wasn't designed to support all > these languages and situations. > > Currently, the only option for the user is to edit the config files and > rebuild the code. That's probably too difficult for most users. > > > -- > You are receiving this because you authored the thread. > Reply to this email directly or view it on GitHub: > https://github.com/espeak-ng/espeak-ng/issues/1014#issuecomment-918968335


[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #1014 A TTS is too chatty and "smart" and at most situations a builtin converter from acronims - abriviations to words is not accurate.
By valdisvi:

Because of reasons @gregjozk mentioned, particularly for Latvian, there are almost no expansion of abbreviations except very few unique ones, because they are different in different domains. Therefore, for most of cases, there is no acute need to adjust behavior dynamically, unneeded expansions of abbreviations just need to be removed from rules.


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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #1016 new ESpeak variants wider variety of speaking styles
By valdisvi:

Intonation of eSpeak NG voices is described in Intonation page. I don't know how specifics for mentioned tools, but due to technological differences, possibility to mimic voice of one tool as voice of another is quite improbable. Just read basics of e.g. eSpeakNG, MBROLA and Klatt.


[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #1016 new ESpeak variants wider variety of speaking styles
By valdisvi:

Intonation of eSpeak NG voices is described in Intonation page. I don't know specifics of mentioned tools, but due to technological differences, possibility to mimic voice of one tool as voice of another is quite improbable. Just read basics of e.g. eSpeakNG, MBROLA and Klatt.


[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #1016 new ESpeak variants wider variety of speaking styles
By valdisvi:

Intonation of eSpeak NG voices is described in Intonation page. I don't know specifics of mentioned tools, but due to technological differences, possibility to mimic voice of one tool as voice of another is quite improbable. Just read basics of e.g. eSpeakNG, MBROLA and Klatt.


[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #1016 new ESpeak variants wider variety of speaking styles
By valdisvi:

Intonation of eSpeak NG voices is described in Intonation page. I don't know specifics of mentioned tools, but due to technological differences, possibility to mimic voice of one tool as voice of another is quite improbable. Just read basics of e.g. eSpeakNG, MBROLA and Klatt and then about HTS, TensorFlow-WaveNet and many other ones.


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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #1016 new ESpeak variants wider variety of speaking styles
By joshknnd1982:

It wouldn’t mimmick the actual voice, just the intonations of that voice.

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From: Valdis Vitolins Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 15:46 To: espeak-ng/espeak-ng Cc: joshknnd1982; Author Subject: Re: [espeak-ng/espeak-ng] new ESpeak variants wider variety ofspeaking styles (#1016)

Intonation of eSpeak NG voices is described in Intonation page. I don't know how specifics for mentioned tools, but due to technological differences, possibility to mimic voice of one tool as voice of another is quite improbable. Just read basics of e.g. eSpeakNG, MBROLA and Klatt. — You are receiving this because you authored the thread. Reply to this email directly, view it on GitHub, or unsubscribe. Triage notifications on the go with GitHub Mobile for iOS or Android.


[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #1016 new ESpeak variants wider variety of speaking styles
By joshknnd1982:

Ok, so how do I run the:

espeak-ng --compile-intonations

how do I run that command? I am using windows10 with a compiled Espeak-ng as part of NVDA screen reader.

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From: Valdis Vitolins Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 15:46 To: espeak-ng/espeak-ng Cc: joshknnd1982; Author Subject: Re: [espeak-ng/espeak-ng] new ESpeak variants wider variety ofspeaking styles (#1016)

Intonation of eSpeak NG voices is described in Intonation page. I don't know how specifics for mentioned tools, but due to technological differences, possibility to mimic voice of one tool as voice of another is quite improbable. Just read basics of e.g. eSpeakNG, MBROLA and Klatt. — You are receiving this because you authored the thread. Reply to this email directly, view it on GitHub, or unsubscribe. Triage notifications on the go with GitHub Mobile for iOS or Android.


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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #1009 some languages in espeakNG are broken
By king-dahmanus:

and now ain is worse< it's being pronounced like a normal a


[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #1009 some languages in espeakNG are broken
By king-dahmanus:

raa isn't fixed either


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[espeak-ng/espeak-ng] Pull request opened by codeofdusk:

#1017 Fix several Microsoft-specific terms

Change several Microsoft-specific terms to their most commonly used pronunciations as heard internally:


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

#1017 Fix several Microsoft-specific terms

Change several Microsoft-specific terms to their most commonly used pronunciations as heard internally:


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

#1017 Fix several Microsoft-specific terms

Change several Microsoft-specific terms to their most commonly used pronunciations as heard internally:


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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #953 Shan Language tone number doesn't show up correctly.
By ronaldaug:

@valdisvi Sorry for bothering you again. Two years ago, I used espeak-ng online without knowledge of git and it was so many conflicts and git errors. So, I want to use it again, could you please reset my repo https://github.com/ronaldaug/espeak-ng on https://odo.lv/Espeak ? I use to pull it with a username called "ronald".

And let me ask one question, I have a wordlist file which includes all Shan words and it's about 4000 words, Is it a bad idea to add them into shn_list like en_list does ? Thanks in advance.


[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #953 Shan Language tone number doesn't show up correctly.
By ronaldaug:

@valdisvi Sorry for bothering you again. Two years ago, I used espeak-ng online without knowledge of git and it was so many conflicts and git errors. So, I want to use it again, could you please reset my repo https://github.com/ronaldaug/espeak-ng on https://odo.lv/Espeak ? I use to pull it with a username called "ronald".

And let me ask one question, I have a wordlist file which includes all Shan words and it's about 4000 words. So, Is it a bad idea to add them into shn_list like en_list does ? Thanks in advance.


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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #953 Shan Language tone number doesn't show up correctly.
By ronaldaug:

@valdisvi Sorry for bothering you again. Two years ago, I used espeak-ng online without knowledge of git and it was so many conflicts and git errors. I would like to use it again, could you please reset my repo https://github.com/ronaldaug/espeak-ng on https://odo.lv/Espeak ? I used to pull it with a username called "ronald".

And let me ask one question, I have a wordlist file which includes almost all Shan words and it's about 4000 words. So, Is it a bad idea to add them into shn_list like en_list does ? Thanks in advance.


[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #953 Shan Language tone number doesn't show up correctly.
By ronaldaug:

@valdisvi Sorry for bothering you again. Two years ago, I used espeak-ng online without knowledge of git and it were so many conflicts and git errors. I would like to use it again, could you please reset my repo https://github.com/ronaldaug/espeak-ng on https://odo.lv/Espeak ? I used to pull it with a username called "ronald".

And let me ask one question, I have a wordlist file which includes almost all Shan words and it's about 4000 words. So, Is it a bad idea to add them into shn_list like en_list does ? Thanks in advance.


[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #953 Shan Language tone number doesn't show up correctly.
By ronaldaug:

@valdisvi Sorry for bothering you again. Two years ago, I used espeak-ng online without knowledge of git and it were so many conflicts and git errors. I would like to use it again, could you please reset my Shan language repo https://github.com/ronaldaug/espeak-ng on https://odo.lv/Espeak ? I used to pull it with a username called "ronald".

And let me ask one question, I have a wordlist file which includes almost all Shan words and it's about 4000 words. So, Is it a bad idea to add them into shn_list like en_list does ? Thanks in advance.