Incorrect Pronunciation of 'Close' EN_GB

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Re: Incorrect Pronunciation of 'Close' EN_GB

Postby SteveSnail » Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:27 pm

Bump

Is there any update on when this is going to be fixed?

'Close' has been being pronounced incorrectly as 'Clos' for ages now...
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Re: Incorrect Pronunciation of 'Close' EN_GB

Postby SteveSnail » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:01 am

abigaile wrote: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?


Well, it certainly pronounces 'Close' better for me, but I'll wait for some AMs/CMs to come along and comment :-)
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Re: Incorrect Pronunciation of 'Close' EN_GB

Postby Timbones » Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:49 am

abigaile wrote:I can create an abbreviation that will look for "to/onto Cl" and turn it to "into Close"


That does indeed sound much better, and also fits well when the Close is a cul-de-sac. Please make it so!

Question: I can understand why Google might have a special treatment of words after "to", but why doesn't "onto" have the same effect as "into"?
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Re: Incorrect Pronunciation of 'Close' EN_GB

Postby TonyWaltonMeow » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:00 am

Dave2084 wrote:So ... this went live today, but seems to have broken TTS completely (every street gets to have 'Close' in it!).

I've asked Abigail to revert it!


Phew! I thought I was hearing things for a while. :shock: "Take the second exit to close Finkle Hill". "In 1000 feet, turn right onto close A19"... Thanks for fixing!
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Re: Incorrect Pronunciation of 'Close' EN_GB

Postby Zirland » Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:36 pm

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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