Would Pleco one able to use TTS to voice the Hainanese Pronunciation Phonetics? If this is unsatisfactory, can voice recordings be attached to each of the words?
Can someone explain to me how this can be done? Can this be done in this current Pleco version, or does it need the capabilities in the upcoming Pleco 4.0?
The idea is that in the meanwhile, the work on the digital hainanese dictionary and flashcards can first be done in Anki, and then imported from Anki into Pleco 4.0 when that comes out, when it does come out!
Mike,Mike Love: Sorry, what TTS would we use? You can attach voice recordings, sure, but I'm not aware of any Hainanese TTS engines we could tap into; if this is only on Android and somebody's created a third party system Hainanese TTS engine for that then you could hook even in the current version of Pleco into it by choosing it as your System TTS Engine.
Are you saying that including Hainanese Voice Recordings for each of the words into chinese words (both simple and compound words) has to wait for the upcoming Pleco 4.0?
If there are no further assistance I can call upon, I think the Hainanese Text to Speech system would be a very difficult project. Form the little I know, Hainanese dialect has some initials and finals not present in Mandarin Pinyin and Cantonese Jyutping.
I would really appreciate if you can help point me to a few good resources that can help me get over the technical hump.
The reverse effort is also an interesting area to me. I have voice recordings where the teacher explains in Hainanese. I want to turn this into text. How can I go about this?