Incorrect Pronunciation of 'Close' EN_GB

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Re: Incorrect Pronunciation of 'Close' EN_GB

Postby abigaile » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:01 pm

Hi everyone

Yesterday, Google TTS responded to my bug regarding this and said they won't be able to fix it. They explained that the way the system is set means the word "to" will always trigger the verb pronunciation of close.

Currently our abbreviation for Cl is klos which sounds bad.
In my opinion the abbreviation we used before "klohwss" sounds a bit better.

I've been trying to find other ways to spell "close" to get the correct pronunciation but nothing worked. But I have another idea. When I checked "Malham Close turn right into Close" it sounded much better.

I can create an abbreviation that will look for "to/onto Cl" and turn it to "into Close"
Here's a recording of how it would sound:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1oRqR ... sp=sharing

What do you think?
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Re: Incorrect Pronunciation of 'Close' EN_GB

Postby abigaile » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:49 am

Hi everyone

I'm really sorry about this.
I found what was causing it and fixed it.

My tests show it is now resolved and the regex only works for cases where Cl comes after to or onto.
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Re: Incorrect Pronunciation of 'Close' EN_GB

Postby abigaile » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:49 am

The pronunciation of Close is ok too?
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Re: Incorrect Pronunciation of 'Close' EN_GB

Postby bex_05 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:49 am

Hi,

Thank you for this information. We are looking into this and, and we will work on solving this issue.
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Re: Incorrect Pronunciation of 'Close' EN_GB

Postby bex_05 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:02 pm

xteejx wrote:Rebecca, I implemented a fix for this with Orit before.

Substitution for this should be

"Cl" = "klohwss"

Can you let us know when it has been changed so we can clear our TTS caches?

Thank you.


Yes, I will definitely let you know when this has changed!
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Incorrect Pronunciation of 'Close' EN_GB

Postby Dave2084 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:55 pm

Originally posted in the 'Kate' Test thread on 1st May 2014 but is the same for all EN_GB voices. Sadly no response from the localisation team there so I have re-posted it here.

Dave2084 wrote:Found a new issue yesterday ...

The Word 'Close' when used as a roadname suffix (e.g. 'Malham Close') is pronounced wrong.
Waze pronounces it as the opposite of 'Open' where it should be the opposite of 'Far'.

Same spelling, different word.


Can someone please look at this.
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Re: Incorrect Pronunciation of 'Close' EN_GB

Postby Dave2084 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:06 pm

Zirland wrote:Just curious question from someone who is not native in English...
What is the pronunciation difference between Close {not open} and Close {not far}??

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It should be pronounced ‘close’ /kləʊs/ (Link to correct pronunciation) as the opposite of far but instead is pronounced ‘close’ /kləʊz/ (Link to incorrect pronunciation) as the opposite of open.
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Re: Incorrect Pronunciation of 'Close' EN_GB

Postby Dave2084 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:52 pm

Bump.

This is still broken.
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Re: Incorrect Pronunciation of 'Close' EN_GB

Postby Dave2084 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:46 pm

It did get fixed, then it got broken again (for the third time).
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Re: Incorrect Pronunciation of 'Close' EN_GB

Postby Dave2084 » Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:55 pm

I've sent another reminder to the localisation team at Waze ... :?
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