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SuttaCentral Voice v1.0.0 Released 😍

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#222

I’m really glad you said that because, although it’s probably the main reason I can’t listen to Amy (although well above that is just a real fondness for Raveena), when I mentioned it to Karl, I also mentioned that I thought there was no need to change it, but as someone else noticed it, too, it seemed fair to add.

Maybe what we can do to ‘fix’ this, is just give some more detail to Amy’s back story. Although she was born in England, she moved to the States and pick up some influences. There: :white_check_mark:.


#223

Although she was born in England, she learned Pali… :wink:


#224

Hmmm… my untrained ear can’t quite hear that.


#225

I just listened to Raveena for comparison, and she does indeed pronounce the “u” much shorter. This amounts more to how most Europeans / Westerners who don’t know Pali would pronounce Buddha (I also would before I understood a bit more about Pali pronunciation).


#226

I think perhaps we should simply leave Amy as is. She is managing as best she can. I can’t really change her pronunciation much–her phonemes are much more restricted than either Raveena or Aditi.


#227

I will record it tonight.


#228

Is this good? I know I might have accidentally marketed myself as an expert, but I really don’t know. I know little of audio recording, despite having sinfully extensive materials to record with.


#229

Sounds nice, thanks a lot! :anjal:


#230

Thanks. I’ve added it on GitHub.


#231

Buddha: https://youtu.be/15j9bhw2RyU. Ddh is like the-the.


#232

Yes, indeed. Bud-dha.

Poor Amy really struggles with the doubled consonants. We’re fighting a battle hard to win with Amy. She was never trained to pronounce Hindi, so her range is quite limited. The same sounds flow effortlessly off Aditi and Raveena’s voices. I have thought of splicing in Aditi’s voice for Pali words, but the result would be quite Frankenstein. And it would be hopeless with poor Russell. Every now and then we find a trick like SCMatt did with the dipthong. :cry:


#233

Oh. What is a good title for the user to choose in the options (e.g., type of bell, etc.)?


#234

Like what kind of bell is it? It’s a mid-range singing bowl, rather cheap, the kind you find in New Age stores in shopping malls. It even has fake Tibetan writing on it!


#235

It’s equanimous of you to offer “Cheap bell with fake Tibetan writing”, but perhaps “Coemgenu-singing-bowl-pub-domain” might attract more listeners?


#236

@Aminah, I’m working on the Thig/Thag content update with Bhante Sujato’s wonderful new translations. I have gotten them from staging.suttacentral.net and they seem to work fine. However, there’s a bit of a chicken/egg issue here with the release. I don’t want to release production code that refers to staging. I’d rather release SCV 1.1.2 at or after SC release of newer content so that I can release production code that points to production code. How does this affect the planned SCV release date?


#237

@Aminah, I’ve finally managed to go through your wisdom list and added 14 items to the “examples”. :anjal:


#238

Wonderful! Hope you had much fun as well as more refined rewards! :slight_smile: :anjal:


#239

Indeed, never mind, the production site will be updated with the new translations in the next day or two.


#240

DN17:2.5.13

Reading error for 8,400,000,000


#241

DN18
2,400,000 not reading correctly

it appears “Vessavaṇa” read incorrectly.