My screen reader calls them both in valid, smile, which of course makes for some amusing things sometimes. It also doesn't like. Herriot, Kenya, and a few others, i heard one this morning but now can't remember what it was. ah A lum, is also pronounced like alumn the stuff you put into recipes to hold dye. Shelley L. Rhodes B.S. Ed, CTVI and Judson, guiding golden juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc. Graduate Alumni Association Board www.guidedogs.com Dog ownership is like a rainbow. Puppies are the joy at one end. Old dogs are the treasure at the other. Carolyn Alexander ----- 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. -- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.405 / Virus Database: 268.11.6/428 - Release Date: 8/25/2006 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.