Can I Trust the Mac "Speech" Pronunciations?

Discussion in 'Community' started by SamIchi, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030

    SamIchi

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    Just checkin'?

    I wanted to know about the word "misanthrope". is it a "pee" at the end or just like it's spelled "ope"? I'm pretty sure it's the later.
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I'm not sure about the Mac speech pronunciation.

    you CAN go to m-w.com, look it up, and see how they pronounce it.
     
  3. xsedrinam macrumors 601

    xsedrinam

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    That's how I use it and have heard it pronounced: MISanthrope. A person who dislikes or distrusts others and seeks to avoid them.
     
  4. unfaded macrumors 6502

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    No, you cannot always trust Mac OS X's pronunciations. They are often fairly inaccurate. Then again, the technology hasn't changed terribly much since it was introduced in the Mac OS.
     
  5. SamIchi thread starter macrumors 68030

    SamIchi

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    I see... Well, I just think I got it mixed up with misanthropy. I've read about pronunciation symbols and stuff, but I'm still unsure about certain things. Like the damn accent on certain syllables... Well anyways, thanks for the help.
     
  6. cooknwitha macrumors 6502a

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    I find the only way to get the Mac to speak properly is to write everything phonetically. Which kind of defeats the purpose.
     

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