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OT Spelling Bee [Round 5]

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Julian_Kaiser

WitherMite wrote:

Like fosee then?
yes
abraker

WitherMite wrote:

Julian_Kaiser wrote:

maybe if you use english english tts engine and not an american english tts.
the rest of the world pronounces no8 as foci, only america pronounces it as fosai.
Never heard anyone say that ever tbh. Always been with the hard c/k
here is a fun one - how do you pronounce "nuclear"?

cause I head most people pronounce it as "nuke-lear" as in those two conjoined words instead of as one word, which is how I pronounce it.
WitherMite

abraker wrote:

WitherMite wrote:

Julian_Kaiser wrote:

maybe if you use english english tts engine and not an american english tts.
the rest of the world pronounces no8 as foci, only america pronounces it as fosai.
Never heard anyone say that ever tbh. Always been with the hard c/k
here is a fun one - how do you pronounce "nuclear"?

cause I head most people pronounce it as "nuke-lear" as in those two conjoined words instead of as one word, which is how I pronounce it.
Like nu-klear, but a small syllable gap
ShinRun

abraker wrote:

WitherMite wrote:

Julian_Kaiser wrote:

maybe if you use english english tts engine and not an american english tts.
the rest of the world pronounces no8 as foci, only america pronounces it as fosai.
Never heard anyone say that ever tbh. Always been with the hard c/k
here is a fun one - how do you pronounce "nuclear"?

cause I head most people pronounce it as "nuke-lear" as in those two conjoined words instead of as one word, which is how I pronounce it.
I pronounce it as ruh-shuh
WitherMite
I think we should know what american accent the tts is if its going to be american, since there are alot of differences in how we pronounce stuff regionally. Big country
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YyottaCat

ghoulybits wrote:

Neither 1 or 2 would load for me
3. Winded
4. Underscore
5. Quilt
6. Surveillance
7. Aster
8. ???
9. Cyclical
10. Xyric ??
Refresh if it doesn't load.
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YyottaCat

WitherMite wrote:

I think we should know what american accent the tts is if its going to be american, since there are alot of differences in how we pronounce stuff regionally. Big country
It just says English (US) so I have no idea.
Julian_Kaiser

WitherMite wrote:

I think we should know what american accent the tts is if its going to be american, since there are alot of differences in how we pronounce stuff regionally. Big country
it's not a native language of the country and that sort of dyslexic pronunciation applies to every country and every language. Generally, it would use the common dialect by the officials.

Edit: Calling a Native Red Indian language as Native American(since the langauge still exists) suits the terminology and not usually some foreign language that shaped the main language in that land. Not even a single country in Africa regards of English as a native language, yet the USA is doing it.
WitherMite

Julian_Kaiser wrote:

WitherMite wrote:

I think we should know what american accent the tts is if its going to be american, since there are alot of differences in how we pronounce stuff regionally. Big country
it's not a native language of the country and that sort of dyslexic pronunciation applies to every country and every language. Generally, it would use the common dialect by the officials.
what officials?

most people here are native english though, not sure what you mean by it not being native to the country. language isn't a static thing, its always changing, not really such a thing as a correct dialect
Julian_Kaiser

WitherMite wrote:

Julian_Kaiser wrote:

WitherMite wrote:

I think we should know what american accent the tts is if its going to be american, since there are alot of differences in how we pronounce stuff regionally. Big country
it's not a native language of the country and that sort of dyslexic pronunciation applies to every country and every language. Generally, it would use the common dialect by the officials.
what officials?
the ones in authority of the tts
ColdTooth
is this still live
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YyottaCat

ColdTooth wrote:

is this still live
Yes.

Fixed the first two.
[GB]Kitsune
1. Peppy
2. Shins
3. Winded
4. Underscore
5. Quilled
6. Surveillance
7. Aster
8. Fousai
9. Cyclical
10. Zierik
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YyottaCat

abraker wrote:

maybe it would help if a better text to speech thing was used?

try https://www.naturalreaders.com/online/
It won't let me do the files. It can't pronounce the hard words correctly either.

Answers for round 1:

1. Peppy

2. Shins

3. Winded

4. Underscore

5. Quilt

6. Surveillance

7. Aster

8. Foci

9. Cyclical

10. Xeric

Scores will be calculated using word rarity and the number of people that got it right.

I was going to do round two before this but I ran into some problems.
Julian_Kaiser
ok, now use tts that is non american.
WitherMite

Julian_Kaiser wrote:

ok, now use tts that is non american.
yea, Scottish time
ShinRun

WitherMite wrote:

Julian_Kaiser wrote:

ok, now use tts that is non american.
yea, Scottish time
Na let’s get Chinese
Patatitta
damn nailed for sure

what the fuck does aster, foci, xeric, shins and quilt mean, I didn't even knew those were real words
WitherMite

Patatitta wrote:

damn nailed for sure

what the fuck does aster, foci, xeric, shins and quilt mean, I didn't even knew those were real words
foci is the plural of the noun form of focus
shins are the plural common word for the front of the lower leg/tibia bone
quilt is a large heavy blanket, usually made of patchwork fabric
xeric is apparently an adjective to describe dry environments
aster is a flower, and a greek/latin word for star
Joon Yorigami
why is aster yellow it's literally easy to spell with that tts
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YyottaCat
Round 2 is here finally!

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10.


Answers will be accepted until 2022.3.18 14:00 GMT.
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YyottaCat

Julian_Kaiser wrote:

ok, now use tts that is non american.
There are two voices used in this round. One American and one British.

Number 10 having two different pronunciations probably gave it away LMAO.
WitherMite
1 superfluous
2 hyperventilate
3 melancholy
4 lenient
5 paradigm
6 aesthetic
7 croissant
8 obliqui
9 oxymoron
10 raggades - gave up and checked spell check, no way was I figuring that one out, kept the wrong answer I had though
Joon Yorigami
1. superfluous (I hope that's right)
2. hyperventilate
3. melancholy
4. lenient
5. paradigm
6. aesthetic
7. croissant (I swear to god this one was harder than it should be, if it's crescent I'll flip)
8. oblique (isn't it "oblik" in pronunciation?)
9. oxymoron
10. rhagades
ShinRun
Superfluous
Hyperventilate
Melancholy
Lenient
Paradigm
Aesthetic
Croissant
Oblique
Oxymoron
Ragades
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YyottaCat
Now it's time for me to tally up the scores.

Base scores by word:

Peppy: 33,294
Shins: 5,881
Winded: 9,271
Underscore: 2,354
Quilt: 1,461
Surveillance: 1,729
Aster: 4,728
Foci: 20,136
Cyclical: 6,678
Xeric: 1,181,932

Deducted scores by word:

Peppy: 18,497
Shins: 3,267
Winded: 3,090
Underscore: 262
Quilt: 812
Surveillance: 192
Aster: 2,101
Foci: 15,661
Cyclical: 2,226
Xeric: 1,313,258

Player scores:

WitherMite: 46,108
Yhuan Debeste: 44,007
HoosierTransfer: 30,447
[GB]Kitsune: 30,447
ShinRun: 27,611
Julian_Kaiser: 21,177
ghoulybits: 8,683
Manishh: 5,645
Patatitta: 2,680
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YyottaCat
Apparently I should've put word 8 as the boss but who cares now.

BTW the final word is worth 3 million points so you may want to do some more thinking.

@WitherMite: The spell check may give false alarms on some words.
Julian_Kaiser
1. Superfluous.

2. Hyperventilate.

3. Melancholy.

4. Lenient.

5. Paradigm.

6. Aesthetic.

7. Croissant.

8. Oblique.

9. Oxymoron.

10. Raggadies??
abraker
Imagine having "too" as a word. Is it "two", "to" or "too"?
[GB]Kitsune
1. Superfluous
2. Hyperventilate
3. Melancholy
4. Lenient
5. Paradigm
6. Aesthetic
7. Quassant
8. Obloquy
9. Oxymoron
10. Ragades
ShinRun

abraker wrote:

Imagine having "too" as a word. Is it "two", "to" or "too"?
Same as their, they’re and there
Julian_Kaiser

ShinRun wrote:

abraker wrote:

Imagine having "too" as a word. Is it "two", "to" or "too"?
Same as their, they’re and there
similar to by, bye and buy.
ghoulybits

abraker wrote:

Imagine having "too" as a word. Is it "two", "to" or "too"?
I think in that case, it'd be fair to ask to hear it in a sentence
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YyottaCat

ShinRun wrote:

abraker wrote:

Imagine having "too" as a word. Is it "two", "to" or "too"?
Same as their, they’re and there
Just trust me that this won't happen.
ShinRun
Please do a few of those Yyotta
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YyottaCat
Who will take the 3 million points this round? We'll see.

I found a word that's worth 500+ million points but I am 99.99% sure that no one will get it right. It's so hard that the spell check underlines it and the actual spelling is weird too.
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YyottaCat

ShinRun wrote:

Please do a few of those Yyotta
But then I'd have to work with more stuff and some people might consider it unfair because I'm not going to check the pronunications of all their answers.
ShinRun

YyottaCat wrote:

ShinRun wrote:

Please do a few of those Yyotta
But then I'd have to work with more stuff and some people might consider it unfair because I'm not going to check the pronunications of all their answers.
Do it for fun without any points
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YyottaCat

ShinRun wrote:

YyottaCat wrote:

ShinRun wrote:

Please do a few of those Yyotta
But then I'd have to work with more stuff and some people might consider it unfair because I'm not going to check the pronunications of all their answers.
Do it for fun without any points
I can't be bothered to find them in the first place.
ShinRun
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