Re: IPA Text-to-Speech
|From:||Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>|
|Date:||Monday, June 28, 2004, 19:06|
On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 00:52:37 -0700, Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>
> I think a text reader for X-SAMPA wouldn't be impossible, especially if
> it's strictly phonetic. The real problems start when you try to go from
> phonemes to sound--you need a lot of language-specific data to make it
> work. Of course, the utility of a phonetic text-to-speech program would
> be a little limited, since you'd have to do all the work of converting
> from a phonemic representation to a phonetic one yourself.
I think all you'd need would be rewriting rules, which you could do with
any sufficiently sophisticated search and replace engine (e.g. perl).
That's the theory, anyway. I haven't yet tried to turn that theory into