I am having the Mac German speech synthesizer Markus speak lyrics to a song. I find his accent charming. The lyrics are in English.

For this endeavor, one types text and then passes them to the speech engine which then speaks them.

I am struggling to figure out how to get Markus to make the English sound "ch" as in "chubby". It is obviously not just "ch" which comes out as a sort of k. It comes out Qbee. I have tried the ü but that does not come out as the soft u either.

How would you write "chubby" in German? How can I get Markus to make it?

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is not a question about German language. It is about configuring some software. – Hubert Schölnast Mar 3 '19 at 18:24
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    "Tschabbi" should come close. – tofro Mar 3 '19 at 18:31
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    @HubertSchölnast - it is a question about a sound that occurs in English, and whether that sound occurs in German. The software piece was added for context so the motivation behind the question is understood. I found a fair bit written about the converse - the sound "ch" represents in German apparently does not occur in English. – Willk Mar 3 '19 at 20:11
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    The close reason is wrong. The question is how close you can come to the pronunciation of chubby using only German sounds and how such a German word would be spelled. – Carsten S Mar 3 '19 at 20:11
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    @Hubert "How would you write 'chubby' in German" is a clear enough question. – Christian Geiselmann Mar 4 '19 at 11:25

"Tschabbi" should come close. I have asked Markus to say that and it sounded acceptable to my ears.

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    I don’t understand the low quality flag. This is exactly the answer to the question. I can’t think of any better way to spell a word that fits the sound of the English chubby (i.e. that emulates the sound chubby when read according to German spelling pronunciation). – Philipp Mar 14 '19 at 12:18
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    @Philipp would actually expect longer, more detailed answers in SE myself - So I can partially understand the flag. In this specific answer, however, there isn't much more to say without starting to babble.... – tofro Mar 14 '19 at 13:42

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