A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic (3rd Edition) by J. Milton Cowan, Hans Wehr

By J. Milton Cowan, Hans Wehr

Its scholarship, accuracy and reliability make it probably the most major contributions to Arabic lexicography. it's was hoping that this masterpiece will element the best way ot wider use of recent lexicographical ideas within the compilation of dictionaries for previous sessions of the Arabic language.

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The technology has now reached a stage at which intelligibility is no longer in question, but how should we now evaluate the naturalness and likeability of synthesised speech? It is useful to consider here how we judge human speech; certainly not from the point of view of its technological achievements – those we take for granted – but rather by its effects. Perhaps by its expressivity? We should start by defining some evaluation criteria. Here too, human speech might offer some useful parallels.

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