September 19, 2010 | Hindi
Software Can Be Frustrating
Sometimes voice-recognition software is persnickety.
I think city noise is not good for Rosetta Stone’s voice-recognition software.
My Goodie Bag from the Other Day
It was a beautiful night tonight, so I had all the windows open, and you could hear the street sounds and the breeze.
I guess Rosetta Stone could hear them, too. I had a lot of trouble getting the program to understand what I was saying.
When I would say “ticket” in Hindi, which happens to sound much like “ticket” in English, Rosetta Stone repeatedly refused to accept that I was pronouncing it reasonably correctly.
I tried it a million different ways (fine, perhaps it was slightly shy of that number), but no luck.
And when a “fuck,” uttered in impatience, emerged into the night air, Rosetta Stone calmly dinged that response, too.