Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Hello

  1. #1
    NewHope is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    637
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Hello

    Now, it is a basic exercise of dialogue. Need your comment, thank you.

    Does it sound clearly?

    Click the below:
    Attached Files Attached Files

  2. #2
    Nicoschmeii Guest

    Default Re: Hello

    I'm not good for understanding english verbally but here, the "I am" sounds strangely... It's maybe me but I listen "I yo American"

  3. #3
    Steven D's Avatar
    Steven D is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    834
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Hello

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHope
    When you say "sounds clearly", do you mean "Can we understand it?" or "Does it sound American?"

    1. Yes, I understand it well.

    2. It doesn't sound American. It sounds like a robotic voice.

    It doesn't have the intonation of a natural and real voice.
    Last edited by Steven D; 09-May-2005 at 04:35. Reason: spelling error

  4. #4
    NewHope is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    637
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Thank you both for replying

    X-mode, your opinion is very important to me. Indeed the speaker has been following Microsoft Text-to-Speech for so long. They said the TTS sounds very standard AmE. Now it turned to be that it just sounds unnatural and unreal.

    Currently, I'll have to post more clips to get more opinions about the speaker's sound, and then the speaker will know how to improve his pronunciation.

    PS. Nicoschmeii,

    The sound file reads "Hello, are you American?"
    Last edited by NewHope; 09-May-2005 at 00:00.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk