Speaking Naturally Lullaby

My daughter wrote a lullaby and then tried to dictate it into Dragon Naturally Speaking. (The program works very well with clear, Standard American English. It works less well with a six-year old’s speaking style. One of the many surprises with the program is that it won’t generate text that isn’t in the dictionary. Instead with any noise, it will attempt to ascribe a mechanical lexical meaning. Here is what is my daughter’s production:


mom oh and
a new who know
client Clark clack
now how I wound
bye-bye bye

The attempt at a correction: lullaby neon mom oh and I knew who client Clark client now how I wound buy buy buy a lullaby neon, I client Clark client how I wound buy buy a lullaby I client Clark client how I wound buy I will in fact is you in a but what you are.

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