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Old 08-05-2017, 07:51 PM
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I'm not sure how I would work out the phonetics versions of these letters, but I've spelled out what I think the Votox letters should look like. The examples I've put are mostly words in English, with a few French and Spanish words mixed in.

a: "ah" as in "got", "fox"
A: "Aa" as in "Band", "cat"
aE: "I" as in "bite", "dime"
AO: "ow" as in "brown", "mouse"
b: "b" as in "band", "bird"
C!: "ch" as in "chair, ranch"
d: "d" as in "dog", "wed"
e: "ehh" as in "bell", "met"
E: soft "E" as in "Sing", "finger" (sounds more like "Seeng", "Feengur"
eE: "Ay" as in "Weigh", "Gray"
EE: "ee" as in "meet", "green"
F: "F" as in "father", "Finger"
g: "g" as in "go", "dog"
H: "h" as in "heart", "here"
i: "ih" as in "index", "sing", "finger"
iE: "ih ee" like a softer intonation of "ay"
j: "j" as in "jump", "soft g" as in "gym", "cage"
K: "k" as in "wake", "c" as in "car"
l: "l" as in "lime", "learn"
l!: "l" as in "little", "bottle"
m: "m" as in "money", "hammer"
n: "n" as in "run", "new"
n!: "ng" as in "bang", "sing" (Should sound like an "ng" coming from the back of the nose and throat, more than an "n" with a hard "g" coming off the front of the tongue. In Symphonic Choirs, I could literally hear the g like "bangg, "singg". Sounded foreign, as if the singers were singing English with a Polish accent)
o: "o" as in "door", "more", "go"
o!: "Aw" as in "daughter", "naughty", "Australia" (not "Doe-ter", "no-tee", or "o-stralia", but "Daw-ter", "naw-tee", and "Aw-stralia")
O: "Oo" as in "blue", "pool"
oE: "oy" as in "oil", "boy"
oO: "o" as in "yellow", "ocean"
P: "P" as in "pine", "tap"
Q: "q" as in "queen", "quite"
r: "r" as in "run", "car"
r!: "rolling r"
S: "s" as in "so", "soft c" as in "ice"
S!: "sh" as in "sure", "hush", "nation"
T: "t" as in "tear", "rat"
T!: "th" as in "thimble", "earth"
t!: "th" as in "breathe", "father"
u: "uh" as in "just", "gun"
U: "ou" as in "boeuf", "coeur", "put", "could"
uO: softer intonation of "ow", more like "uh-Oo"
ur: "er" as in "bird", "verse", "turn" (In Symphonic Choirs, they had a bit of a foreign intonation to my ears, sounding more like "bud", "vus", and "tun", instead of "Burd, vur, Turn)
v: "v" as in "Dave", "Vera"
w: "w" as in "wet", "wash", "wait"
W!: "hw" as in "Juan", "jueves", "hwhen", "hwhy", sort of like blowing out a candle!
X: "x" as in "ax", "fix"
y: "y" as in "yarn", "yes"
z: "z" as in "zero", "Liza"
z!: "zh" as in "measure", "azure", "garage"
I also wonder, how would you equate the pronunciation of characters like , , , , and ? Would they be pronounced like "ah", "ehh", "ih", "ur", and "ih-ee"? Words like "nglein", "Chlo", "nave", "schn", and frh"?
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Type in any language? Take my money!! I'm specifically interested in Mandarin Chinese. Will it interpret traditional characters?
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Dreaming of Hollywood Choirs...

a few thousands years ago, mankind found a way to create fire...

Quest for Fire: Creation of Fire (for Choir)

and now this is coming along... ^_^
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I'm really looking forward to Hollywood Choirs. I love the sound of symphonic Choirs. I'm using it for about 6 years? But the user interface and user-friendly level of the GUI is really outaded when you compared it to other choir libraries. So a new better WorldBuilder user interface is the most important feature to me. Because the sound will be good i know.
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Yes...but when? Not even a sound demo yet...

Guys can we expect something soon?
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Yes...but when? Not even a sound demo yet...

Guys can we expect something soon?
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The important thing that, I hope EastWest learned from the original Choirs product, is that a choir with an American pronunciation is only part of what users may be looking for. UK users will need a slightly different set of vowel sounds and there are unique sounds in French, German and other languages that will make an updated Choirs a universally usable product.

The extra work in adding a few extra sounds is minimal compared to the greatly increased sales that could follow from a Wordbuilder that works in any language. I hope that this is what we are expecting to see when Hollywood Choirs is released, and that is what will enable EastWest to take the market by storm.
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I will be happy just to see one choir that isn't focused on what has now become the cliche' of Latin and Latin sounding phrases.
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The important thing that, I hope EastWest learned from the original Choirs product, is that a choir with an American pronunciation is only part of what users may be looking for. UK users will need a slightly different set of vowel sounds and there are unique sounds in French, German and other languages that will make an updated Choirs a universally usable product.

The extra work in adding a few extra sounds is minimal compared to the greatly increased sales that could follow from a Wordbuilder that works in any language. I hope that this is what we are expecting to see when Hollywood Choirs is released, and that is what will enable EastWest to take the market by storm.
Perhaps worth noting is that many languages have multiple dialects, for example, French spoken in Belgium is probably slightly different than that spoken in France. Even English, like you say, has different sounds depending on where it's spoken. Australia and New Zealand, for instance, are different from those accents in Northern England, Southern England, Western England, Ireland, and Scotland. Though some may say Scotland and Southern England's accents sound somewhat similar.
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