How can you get Azure Speech to pronounce words in English while using it in a different language?

Gerard Rodriguez 0 Reputation points
2023-04-03T14:52:56.1+00:00

There appears to be a problem getting Azure in German to say English words with English pronunciation but it doesn't seem to work. I've tried to add a phonetic guide but it appears that some of the English sounds don't exist in German. I've seen this happening in other language. Any idea what's the best way to solve this?

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An Azure service that integrates speech processing into apps and services.
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  1. Oxueillirep 131 Reputation points
    2023-04-03T16:10:59.8666667+00:00

    Hi Gerard,

    have you tried the <lang xml:lang> element? At least Katja and Conrad support the <lang xml:lang> element: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cognitive-services/speech-service/speech-synthesis-markup-voice#adjust-speaking-languages

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