I don't understand your question. Mathematica speaks the two different expressions the same way, although they are not equivalent. Mathematica has an option to insert audible parentheses, but that is clumsy, and it should not be necessary. Who knows though. Wolfram might think this bug is a feature. > > ?? http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms717077%28v=vs.85%29.aspx > ?? Microsoft didn't develop speach. I didn't say that Microsoft developed (text-to-) speech. I indicated a link to a contemporary web page that could be used as a reference.
Linux had it before Microsoft > did. Are you sure? DragonSpeach didn't develop it either.
The first system I am familiar with to speak mathematics was AsTer, written by T.V. Raman