Thanks, Lissi. That's very interesting. Plus, I didn't realize JAWS was speech. I guess I just didn't give it much thought. I did assume Daisy was speech. Which has the different voices from which one can choose, or do they both? Cindy --- Estelnalissi <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Dear Cindy, > > Jaws has a time with homonyms. For, You will read a > book, it says "You will > red a book." not "You will reed a book. It's > unpredictable. In > *** > "The poor invalid has invalid insurance." > > Jaws pronounced both words as for not valid. > > *** > but in > > "An invalid with invalid insurance be ware." > It pronounced the homonyms differently and > correctly. > > "Having invalid insurance is bad for an invalid." > Was also pronounced correctly. > > If you are an invalid and you have invalid > insurance, go elsewhere." > Back to two not valids again. > > An invalid invalid is a fake. > Another 2 not valids. > > This isn't a homonym, but airadil, my e mail address > should be pronounced > air as in airplane, uh as in bug and dil as in dill > pickle but jaws says a > rattle. that sounds exactly like a babies rattle He > even makes the d sound > for the two teez as we do in casual speech as in > raddle. > > I'm inordinately fond of Jaws and consider his > quirky pronunciation part of > his personality and charm. He's read more to me than > any other single voice > except my mother's. She read to us practically every > day of our lives from > infancy until adolescence changed our priorities. . > > Always with love, > > Lissi > "My story is finally out there in the ether, a > self-sufficient organism > beyond my control, changing shape in every new mind > that absorbs it." > From The Night Listener, a novel by > Armistead Maupin > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2006 4:23 AM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] A question re homonyms in > context > > > > In the book I'm almost finished validating, there > is a > > play on words--invalid, meaning sick person, and > > invalid, i.e., in val id, meaning not valid. The > > latter word is discussed, its meanings--but I'm > > curious--how does speech, i.e., the Daisy reader > or > > whatever, distinguish pronunciations between > homonyms > > in texts. In this case, in val id is italicized. > Will > > the speech reader chnage the pronunciation from > > invalid to in val id because of that? Of will it > > pronounce both words the same and the reader will > get > > the difference from the explanation that is given. > In > > other similar cases, does the speech reader read > both > > words however the first one happens to be > pronounced? > > > > Just curious. > > > > Cindy > > > > __________________________________________________ > > Do You Yahoo!? > > Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam > protection around > > http://mail.yahoo.com > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email > to > > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the > subject line. To get a list > > of available commands, put the word 'help' by > itself in the subject line. > > > > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject > line. To get a list of available commands, put the > word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.