She placed the drink where Walt always sat. He sipped it gingerly.
In the above text passage on MacOS, VoiceOver sometimes misreads the word sat as Saturday. It seems to misread it is I use the read all command VO+A or the commands to read by sentence (VO+Command+PageUp and PageDown). It does it with every voice I've tested except Alex. Strangely, it reads the text correctly if I simply arrow into the line with up or down arrows.
Any idea how to stop this behavior? I've tried a couple entries in the pronunciation dictionary, but so far no luck. The fact that the first sentence ends with a word that is conceivably an abbreviation and is immediately followed by another sentence seems to be a key part of the problem.
I’ve noticed something
Different synths handle pronunciations differently.
Alex reads the word in question as Saturday if the s is capitalized. Other synths will read Saturday if there is a period at the end.
Enter pronunciation rules accordingly.