Free Text-To-Speech and Text-to-MP3 for Australian English
Easily convert your Australian English text into professional speech for free. Perfect for e-learning, presentations, YouTube videos and increasing the accessibility of your website. Our voices pronounce your texts in their own language using a specific accent. Plus, these texts can be downloaded as MP3. In some languages, multiple speakers are available.
Input limit: 3,000 characters / Don't forget to turn on your speakers :-)
Hint: If you finish a sentence, leave a space after the dot before the next one starts for better pronunciation.
Here are some features to use while generating speech:
Add a break
Mary had a little lamb <break time="1s"/> Whose fleece was white as snow.
I already told you I <emphasis level="strong">really like </emphasis> that person.
For dramatic purposes, you might wish to <prosody rate="slow">slow down the speaking rate of your text.</prosody>
Or if you are in a hurry <prosody rate="fast">your may want to speed it up a bit.</prosody>
Do you like sythesized speech <prosody pitch="high">with a pitch that is higher than normal?</prosody>
Or do you prefer your speech <prosody pitch="-20%">with a somewhat lower pitch?</prosody>
<amazon:effect name="whispered">If you make any noise, </amazon:effect> she said, <amazon:effect name="whispered">they will hear us.</amazon:effect>
It is possible to switch between speakers within the text. Just use the following format:
[speaker:Brian] Hello Emma
[speaker:Emma] Hey Brian
[speaker:Brian] How are you doing?
[speaker:Emma] I am fine. May i invite you to a cup of tea?
Please note: Remove any diacritical signs from the speakers names when using this, Léa = Lea, Penélope = Penelope
Facts about the Australian English language:
Australian English, with its distinctive accent and vernacular, developed from the language brought to the continent by British settlers in the late 18th century. Although it shares the common core of English, Australian English has a character all its own and, depending on who you ask, can range from relatively straightforward to quite challenging to learn.
One of the simpler facets of Australian English, like other English dialects, is its lack of grammatical gender and case endings for nouns, making it more accessible for speakers of other languages that also do not use these features. There is no need to memorize complex agreement rules, which can often expedite the learning process.
Yet, Australian English introduces learners to a colorful array of colloquialisms and slang terms, known as 'Strine', which can seem like a lexical labyrinth to the uninitiated. Words such as 'arvo' for afternoon, 'bikkie' for biscuit, or the ubiquitous greeting 'G'day' encapsulate the linguistic inventiveness of the Australian lexicon. Homophones persist as well, with words like 'bear' and 'bare' or 'flower' and 'flour' maintaining their potential to confuse as in other English varieties.
The pronunciation and intonation patterns of Australian English are quite distinctive, from the pronounced 'i' sound (as heard in 'fish' becoming more like 'feesh') to the rising inflection at the end of sentences, which can give statements the sound of questions. These subtleties can be perplexing to learners, particularly those whose native languages follow different prosodic patterns.
Contractions and diminutives are also a prominent feature in Australian English, creating shorter and more informal versions of words—which can sometimes bear little resemblance to their full forms—for example, 'barbie' for barbecue, 'servo' for service station, or 'sunnies' for sunglasses.
Despite the idiosyncrasies of Australian English, it remains a robust and adaptable dialect that is not insurmountable for committed learners. Engaging with native speakers through conversation offers a dynamic way to grasp the peculiarities of the Aussie accent and slang. Immersion in everyday language, through listening to Australian media and participating in dialogues, instills a practical understanding of usage and context. With time and practice, learners can navigate the subtleties of Australian English, embracing both its global underpinnings and its distinct down-under spirit.
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