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OT Spelling Bee [Round 5]

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YyottaCat

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Random idea that popped up in my head yesterday.

So...

The basic idea is that I choose a whole bunch of English words and the TTS will say them. You can't use a dictionary and you can't do speech to text. All blind.

The words get harder and harder. The person who got the most right at the end of the event wins. I will try to avoid any words that have the same pronunciation.

Any ideas? I'm planning to start it on Wednesday.
[GB]Kitsune
Do words from other language made to English count?
ShinRun
Interesting Yyotta
Julian_Kaiser
now where the problem lies is,
which variant of english text-to-speech engine would you be using?

(US)English, (Canada)English (UK)English, (India)English, (Kenya)English, (Australia)English or which one?
With US English being the most disoriented from the rest, it would make sense to refrain from the use of US speech engines as the most of us are not from the US.
US pronounces anti as antai, fungi as fungai, etc. whereas most countries pronounce it more similarly to how those words are spelt.
WitherMite
US spelling is different too.
Julian_Kaiser
suppose Yyotta picks up a word.

US participant: "center"
anyone from outside US: "centre"

In such cases, the US participant would be marked wrong for their altered way of spelling.
Scyla
Color or colour
ghoulybits

Julian_Kaiser wrote:

suppose Yyotta picks up a word.

US participant: "center"
anyone from outside US: "centre"

In such cases, the US participant would be marked wrong for their altered way of spelling.
The simple solution to that is to just allow any spelling of a word that is considered "correct" by dictionaries. Using your example, both center and centre could be considered valid answers when given a word pronounced like /ˈsen(t)ər/.
Manishh
I am not from U.S. but i stand for "center"
Tho centre look cooler
Julian_Kaiser

Manishh wrote:

I am not from U.S. but i stand for "center"
If you've been using the US way of spelling instead of the standardised spelling, your teachers should be deducting your marks.
z0z
i'll watch the competition
Topic Starter
YyottaCat
I've been in the US for too long to know other pronounciations apparently. I will try to pick words that may have multiple spellings but sound the same (so no more diarrhea).
Manishh

Julian_Kaiser wrote:

Manishh wrote:

I am not from U.S. but i stand for "center"
If you've been using the US way of spelling instead of the standardized spelling, your teachers should be deducting your marks.
I get full marks in grammar every test, tho I still struggle with sentence making
Itz_UwU_Playz

Julian_Kaiser wrote:

suppose Yyotta picks up a word.

US participant: "center"
anyone from outside US: "centre"

In such cases, the US participant would be marked wrong for their altered way of spelling.
for some reason i feel more comfortable using center
ClevelandsMyBro
Manishh

Julian_Kaiser wrote:

suppose Yyotta picks up a word.

US participant: "center"
anyone from outside US: "centre"

In such cases, the US participant would be marked wrong for their altered way of spelling.
That's all yyotta fault then
We should kick him from this competition
Do you agree?
Julian_Kaiser

ClevelandsMyBro wrote:

*uses correct original spelling,

gets labelled english spy.
100% logical.
ghoulybits

Julian_Kaiser wrote:

ClevelandsMyBro wrote:

*uses correct original spelling,

gets labelled english spy.
100% logical.
Did you... not get the joke?
Manishh

ghoulybits wrote:

Julian_Kaiser wrote:

ClevelandsMyBro wrote:

*uses correct original spelling,

gets labelled english spy.
100% logical.
Did you... not get the joke?
neh he dont have good humour
NotRaffi

Manishh wrote:

ghoulybits wrote:

Julian_Kaiser wrote:

ClevelandsMyBro wrote:

*uses correct original spelling,

gets labelled english spy.
100% logical.
Did you... not get the joke?
neh he dont have good humour
it's pretty funny wdym
NotRaffi
nah i quoted the wrong one damn
Manishh
its not pretty funny

its like its smile funny not laugh funny

its like 36% smile funny
z0z

Manishh wrote:

Julian_Kaiser wrote:

suppose Yyotta picks up a word.

US participant: "center"
anyone from outside US: "centre"

In such cases, the US participant would be marked wrong for their altered way of spelling.
That's all yyotta fault then
We should kick him from this competition
Do you agree?
yyotta is female

we should count both ways as correct as to not favor a region
Julian_Kaiser

ghoulybits wrote:

Julian_Kaiser wrote:

ClevelandsMyBro wrote:

*uses correct original spelling,

gets labelled english spy.
100% logical.
Did you... not get the joke?
bold of you to assume that.
Itz_UwU_Playz

Manishh wrote:

Julian_Kaiser wrote:

suppose Yyotta picks up a word.

US participant: "center"
anyone from outside US: "centre"

In such cases, the US participant would be marked wrong for their altered way of spelling.
That's all yyotta fault then
We should kick him from this competition
Do you agree?
both are correct. it depends on what you're more comfortable with honestly.
z0z
the differences in spelling and pronunciation make each variation in english called a dialect
ClevelandsMyBro
julian gets the whoosh award. i dont know what happened to manish but he fell off big time.
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