[Sugar-devel] sounds in Speak

Aleksey Lim alsroot at member.fsf.org
Mon Dec 14 10:30:23 EST 2009

On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 05:48:39PM -0700, Sameer Verma wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> This afternoon, I had an interesting conversation with a Montessori teacher,
> about Speak. She asked me why Speak says "a" when "a" is pressed and not the
> *sound* of the letter "a". Montessori teachers teach the shape and sound of
> letters first, and then the name of the alphabet. I did not have an answer
> for her, but I wondered if it would be possible to have an option in Speak
> to do so.

not sure it could be done in existed Speak(it just passes string to
speak engine). But it could separate activity or mode in Speak which
teaches alphabet.

> I'd imagine that the sound of the letter would vary depending on language,
> right?
> cheers,
> Sameer
> -- 
> Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor of Information Systems
> San Francisco State University
> San Francisco CA 94132 USA
> http://verma.sfsu.edu/
> http://opensource.sfsu.edu/

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