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#1 Martti

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Posted Today, 07:58 AM

Currently, Accordance can use Mac's "computer-man" to read the modules. However, I'd love to see this feature improved.

 

Many companies are offering programs that are supposed to read the text given to them. The samples I have listened to around the internet were rather impressing. I am inquireing of the possibility to integrate a real-human-voice-synthetisator to Accordance.



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Posted Today, 09:01 AM

Hi Martti!

This has been discussed before in other threads, mainly the ones by Darin Franklin, Lorinda Hoover and myself. Here are the links:

 

http://www.accordanc...-for-accordance

 

http://www.accordanc...speech-options/

 

http://www.accordanc...xts-read-aloud/

 

My guess is that it'll be a while before this kind of feature will be implemented, but I can't say for sure, of course. The problem with using the Mac's own voices is that they aren't geared for reading Greek with diacritics other than acute and diaresis, and a voice for Hebrew doesn't even exist at the moment. But a lot of webpages have audio recordings of the Bible, though, some of which I'm currently using as a work around:

 

For the Old Testament, mechon-mamre.org has audio files for the entire Hebrew Text, which is pretty great. The pronunciation is Sephardic Hebrew:

 

http://www.mechon-ma...rg/p/pt/pt0.htm

For the New Testament, two webpages come to mind - Daniel Semler mentioned them a while back:

 

http://www.biblicall...ts/koine-greek/

 

http://www.letsreadg...reekntaudio.htm

 

The last webpage is particularly noteworthy as it has an entire list of different recordings of the New Testament Books. 

 

With kind regards

 

Peter Christensen


Edited by Pchris, Today, 09:09 AM.

Accordance Version: 11.0.4 

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#3 Martti

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Posted Today, 12:18 PM

Hi Pchris!

 

Thank you for your reply,

 

I actually tried to search for topics this kind but could not find. Thank you for those.

 

Actually, I was not thinking Bibles at all. I read a lot, and therefore it would be wonderful to have "someone" to read for me because my eyes grow weary. For example, Anchor Bible Dictionary has some wonderful articles in it – if those could be read in some way by computer (which doesn't sound like a robot), ahh, that would be great!

 


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