TTS Voices: name them here

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Dutch, IVONA:
Male - Ruben
Female - Lotte

The Soundtrack of Burl Ives (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 5 January 2020 03:49 (ten months ago) link

Swedish, IVONA:
Female - Astrid
Swedish, other (Garmin?):
Alva

The Soundtrack of Burl Ives (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 5 January 2020 03:50 (ten months ago) link

Alva is also female, forgot to mention

The Soundtrack of Burl Ives (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 5 January 2020 03:53 (ten months ago) link

Norwegian, IVONA:
Female - Liv
Norwegian, other:
Female - Nora

The Soundtrack of Burl Ives (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 5 January 2020 03:55 (ten months ago) link

French, IVONA:
Male: Mathieu
Female: Céline
Female, Canadian: Chantal

French, other:
Male: Daniel, Thomas
Female: Amélie, Marie

The Soundtrack of Burl Ives (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 5 January 2020 04:01 (ten months ago) link

Danish, IVONA:
Male: Mads
Female: Naja

Danish, other:
Female: Sara

The Soundtrack of Burl Ives (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 5 January 2020 04:07 (ten months ago) link

hm, seems like the Other voices also have Enhanced versions, and that there are other Other voices that I don’t have downloaded on my phone

The Soundtrack of Burl Ives (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 5 January 2020 04:19 (ten months ago) link

The others seem to have Enhanced versions one can download under Accessibility->Spoken Content->Voices.

The Soundtrack of Burl Ives (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 5 January 2020 14:40 (ten months ago) link

Romanian:
Female, IVONA: Carmen
Female, other: Ioana

The Soundtrack of Burl Ives (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 5 January 2020 16:47 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

So just realized that almost every foreign language learning app is making use of these IVONA voices, with the notable exception of Language Drops. Which means that if you are learning, say, Russian, you will always hear either Maxim or Tatyana, whether you are using Duolingo, dict.cc or Clozemaster Pro, this latter with the appropriate settings.

He’s the Listener DJ, I’m the Listener Rapper (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 16 February 2020 20:02 (nine months ago) link

Hm. dict.cc seems to have actual recordings as well and only uses the TTS when these aren’t there.

He’s the Listener DJ, I’m the Listener Rapper (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 16 February 2020 20:26 (nine months ago) link

Okay, so it seems Amazon bought IVONA a while back and renamed it Polly (get it?) and the full list is here: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/polly/latest/dg/voicelist.html

Something Super Stupid Cupid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 24 February 2020 03:31 (nine months ago) link

eight months pass...

Ah, Duolingo now using some Google Wavenet voices, like Eva and Luuk for Dutch. https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/41404647

Indieland Phil and Indieland Don (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 20 November 2020 02:20 (one week ago) link


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