[tlhIngan Hol] tlhIngan Hol jatlhmeH, ghoghwIj lo' De'wI'wIj

Daniel Dadap daniel at dadap.net
Mon May 28 09:57:06 PDT 2018



> On May 28, 2018, at 10:16, De'vID <de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> On 28 May 2018 at 13:27, Daniel Dadap <daniel at dadap.net> wrote:
>> The fourth from last word is {chaq}. The third word is key to the meaning of the whole utterance, and I agree that it doesn’t come out clearly. It’s a somewhat obscure word and doesn’t occur in the corpus (though neither do several of the other words you didn’t seem to have a problem with).
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> What I hear is: *{tera'ngan poH Hoch tej ngoy jIH net chal SuH vaj tlhIngan Hol vIjatlhtahvIS chaq HolwIj 'oH Holvam'e'.}
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> Since you say the third word is key, I'd guess what I hear as {Hoch tej} is actually {Holtej}. Maybe it begins {tera' Dabbogh Holtej noy}?
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Yes, it does start with {tera' Dabbogh}, and you are close with the rest. In order to eliminate the input (i.e. my voice) as the source of the difficulty rather than the output (i.e. the model of my voice) I have recorded myself speaking the phrase in question:

https://soundcloud.com/user-649584902/tlhingan-hol-vijatlhmeh-ghoghwij-vilo

>> And yes, I know De’vID already has a Klingon TTS software; I’m just curious about exploring other approaches.
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> Training a neural network to generate the speech was already requested:
> https://github.com/De7vID/klingon-assistant-tts-android/issues/6


Cool, I hadn’t seen that. If I am successful in producing a speech model of reasonable quality with a reasonably portable frontend for synthesis, I will be certain to contribute what I can.

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