Word editing (English)

In the A.I. VOICE Editor, you can register words with user-specified unique readings in the word dictionary.
In this section, we will discuss English word dictionaries.
* This function is only available in environments where English voice is installed. The registered words will only be effective when read out loud by English voice. For Japanese word dictionary, see 単語編集.

Register a new word (English)

Select [Tools] -> [Word Registration (English)] from the menu to display the Word Registration (English) screen.
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Notation

Enter the notation for the word. The allowed characters are uppercase and lowercase alphabets (A-Z, a-z), periods (.), and hyphens (-). and hyphen (-). Letters are case-sensitive.
* When reading with テキスト形式, the text is split into sentences by periods, so words with periods in the headings are not read out with the registered pronunciation. See 英語読み上げ時のテキスト分割 for details.

Pronunciation

Type the pronunciation of a word. See Notation rules for pronunciation for notation.

Register a word (English)

After filling in all the fields, click the “Register” button to register the word in the User Dictionary (English).
* Words are considered to be the same item if their headings match. Even if you create a new word, it will be overwritten if an item with the matching heading is already registered.

Edit a word (English)

Select a word in the Word List (English) screen and click the “Edit” button to display the word editing screen for the selected word.
The rest of the process is the same as for normal new registration (see “Register a new word (English)”).
* As mentioned above, words are considered to be the same item when the headings match, so even if you edit an existing item, it will be registered as a new item if you change the heading. (The item that was selected when the “Edit” button was pressed will not be deleted.)

Delete a word (English)

In the Word List (English) screen, select an item and click the “Delete” button to delete the selected item.

Notation rules for pronunciation

The pronunciation of words should be written according to the following rules.
  • Use the phonetic symbols described below.
  • Separate syllables with a vertical bar “|”.
  • The phonemes in a syllable are separated by a comma “,”.
  • Vowels should be followed by a number representing the stress.
    0 : No stress
    1 : Primary Stress
    2 : Secondary Stress
Example)

AIVOICE

ey2|ay0|v,oy1,s

Kotonoha

k,ao2|t,ax0|n,ao1|hh,ah0

List of phonetic symbols

Symbol

Description

aa

IPA Symbol ɑ, a

ae

IPA symbol æ

ax

IPA symbol ə

axr

IPA symbol ər

ah

IPA symbol ʌ

ao

IPA symbol ɔ, o

aw

IPA symbol ɑʊ, aʊ

ay

IPA symbol ɑɪ, aɪ

b

IPA symbol b

ch

IPA symbol tʃ

d

IPA symbol d

dh

IPA symbol ð

eh

IPA symbol e,ɛ,ɜ

ey

IPA symbol eɪ,ɛɪ,ɜɪ

f

IPA symbol f

g

IPA symbol g

hh

IPA symbol h

ih

IPA symbol ɪ

iy

IPA symbol i

jh

IPA symbol dʒ

k

IPA symbol k

l

IPA symbol l

m

IPA symbol m

n

IPA symbol n

ng

IPA symbol ŋ

ow

IPA symbol ɔʊ,oʊ

oy

IPA symbol ɔɪ, oɪ

p

IPA symbol p

r

IPA symbol r

s

IPA symbol s

sh

IPA symbol ʃ

t

IPA symbol t

th

IPA symbol θ

uh

IPA symbol ʊ

uw

IPA symbol u

v

IPA symbol v

w

IPA symbol w

y

IPA symbol j

z

IPA symbol z

zh

IPA symbol ʒ

tt

Flapping sound of the t in the IPA symbol (better, little, etc.)

dd

Flapping of the d in the IPA symbol (e.g. middle)