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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 practice. Paul