Today I am busily working on my presentation entitled â€œHow POUR is Your Blogâ€ for SOBCon 09: Biz School for Bloggers. It is a long, tedious process.
One step in the process into convert my typed text into synthesized speech. I use the TextAloud software and the voice of Kate. For the most part, Kate is amazing â€“ for a computerized voice.
But, there are times when I need to kate-ize the text. For example, for the past tense of â€œreadâ€, I change the text to â€œredâ€. Recently I discovered â€œrefreshableâ€ needed to be â€œrefrshbleâ€; otherwise, Kate spoke it as â€œrefreeshableâ€.
This morning Kate stumbled on â€œnavigableâ€. With my speech impairment, I repeatedly said the word aloud, trying to determine the correct pronunciation. Kate just couldnâ€™t get it!
I began laughing so hard at the ridiculousness of the situation that I couldnâ€™t hear what Kate was saying anyway.
If Kate mangles a few words during my presentation, youâ€™ll understand why.If you enjoyed this post, consider buying me a chai tea latte. Thanks kindly.