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Polly demo

A short demo on how Amazon Polly can help us

 

This voice was synthesized with the following markup language:

 

<speak>
<amazon:auto-breaths>
This is a sample text for the Cardano whiteboard slides.

It's possible to emphasize things like the
<emphasis level="moderate">Ouroboros</emphasis>
protocol or highlight the
<prosody volume="x-loud">treasury</prosody>
system.

<p/>

And for tricky pronunciations we have phoneme's:
You say, <phoneme alphabet="ipa" ph="pɪˈkɑːn">pecan</phoneme>.
I say, <phoneme alphabet="ipa" ph="ˈpi.kæn">pecan</phoneme>.

<p/>
After a deep breath
<amazon:breath volume="x-loud" duration="x-long" />
<break time="0.3s"/>
<prosody rate="-10%">
we can say IELE and 1234 or
<say-as interpret-as="spell-out">IELE</say-as>
and
<say-as interpret-as="digits">1234</say-as>
</prosody>.

<amazon:effect name="whispered">
<prosody rate="-10%">
but don't say that too loudly, they will hear us.
</prosody>
</amazon:effect>
</amazon:auto-breaths>
</speak>

 

 

other voices

Matthew Male US

 

Amy Female GB

 

Joking:

Giorgio Male (an Italian giving his best in English)

 

Tatyana Female (a Russian giving his best in English)

 

 

More details on https://docs.aws.amazon.com/polly/latest/dg/supported-ssml.html