View Full Version : Magnavox Odyssey II Speech Synthesizer Problem?

09-05-2014, 08:59 PM
I've been reading a certain article about the speech synthesizer add-on for the Magnavox Odyssey 2 computer, and one of the problems it has is with the pronunciation of "Linda" when spelled the conventional way. The problem is that the speech synthesizer treats the "i" in "Linda" as a "long i" as in "find" whereas spelling the name as "Lynda" would then give out the pronunciation as intended, with the "short i" as in "wind."

Somehow this was a bug. . . correct?


Reverend JagDiesel
09-08-2014, 12:58 PM
I grew up with an Odyssey2 with the Voice unit. We found it has "fun" with a number of words. I think the unit did a good job, overall, but there were limitations as with a lot of tech from the late 70s/early 80s.
I'll have to get my Type & Tell cart out and try this out tonight. Should be fun to see my kids' reaction to what was so cool to me at their ages (7 and 4)...