Since windows7 many words are not pronounced properly. Your example of the letter s not being spoken is a main one. Canada is missing the d and a at the end. E d is minning in many words. I am using eloquence. Mark The difference between God and me, is that God NEVER thinks He is me! From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dale E. Heltzer Sent: August-02-10 7:40 PM To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RealSpeak Daniel idiosyncracies I've noticed some oddities in RealSpeak Daniel's pronunciation for some words. E.G. He sometimes drops word-final "s"'s, as in hydrogen and helium are elements in the periodic table. In this sentence, Daniel (on my computer, anyway) does not pronounce the "s" at the end of "element." Has anyone else noticed this with Daniel - or any other synthetic voice, RealSpeak or otherwise, for that matter? TIA. --- Dale E. Heltzer deheltzer@xxxxxxx - Believe it or not, every fool you meet is the end result of millions of years of evolution.