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       speak-ng - A multi-lingual software speech synthesizer.


       speak-ng [options] [<words>]


       speak-ng is a software speech synthesizer for English, and some other languages.


       -h, --help
              Show summary of options.

              Prints the espeak library version and the location of the espeak voice data.

       -f <text file>
              Text file to speak.

              Read text input from stdin instead of a file.

       If  neither  -f  nor --stdin are provided, <words> are spoken, or if no words are provided
       then text is spoken from stdin a line at a time.

       -q     Quiet, don´t produce any speech (may be useful with -x).

       -a <integer>
              Amplitude, 0 to 200, default is 100.

       -g <integer>
              Word gap. Pause between words, units of 10ms at the default speed.

       -k <integer>
              Indicate capital letters with: 1=sound, 2=the word "capitals", higher  values  =  a
              pitch increase (try -k20).

       -l <integer>
              Line  length.  If  not  zero  (which is the default), consider lines less than this
              length as end-of-clause.

       -p <integer>
              Pitch adjustment, 0 to 99, default is 50.

       -s <integer>
              Speed in words per minute, default is 160.

       -v <voice name>
              Use voice file of this name from espeak-ng-data/voices. A variant can be  specified
              using voice+variant, such as af+m3.

       -w <wave file name>
              Write output to this WAV file, rather than speaking it directly.

              Used with -w to split the audio output into <minutes> recorded chunks.

       -b     Input text encoding, 1=UTF8, 2=8 bit, 4=16 bit.

       -m     Indicates  that  the  text contains SSML (Speech Synthesis Markup Language) tags or
              other XML tags. Those SSML tags which are supported are  interpreted.  Other  tags,
              including  HTML, are ignored, except that some HTML tags such as <hr> <h2> and <li>
              ensure a break in the speech.

       -x     Write phoneme mnemonics to stdout.

       -X     Write phonemes mnemonics and translation trace to stdout. If rules files have  been
              built with --compile=debug, line numbers will also be displayed.

       -z     No final sentence pause at the end of the text.

              Write speech output to stdout.

              Compile   the   pronunciation  rules  and  dictionary  in  the  current  directory.
              =<voicename< is optional and specifies which language is compiled.

              Compile the pronunciation rules and dictionary in the current directory  as  above,
              but include line numbers, that get shown when -X is used.

       --ipa  Write  phonemes  to stdout using International Phonetic Alphabet. --ipa=1 Use ties,
              --ipa=2 Use ZWJ, --ipa=3 Separate with _.

              The character to use to join multi-letter phonemes in -x and --ipa output.

              Specifies the directory containing the espeak-ng-data directory.

       --pho  Write mbrola phoneme data (.pho) to stdout or to the file in --phonout.

              Write output from -x -X commands and mbrola phoneme data to this file.

              Speak the names of punctuation characters  during  speaking.  If  =<characters>  is
              omitted, all punctuation is spoken.

              The character to separate phonemes from the -x and --ipa output.

       --voices[=<language code>]
              Lists  the  available voices. If =<language code> is present then only those voices
              which are suitable for that language are listed.

              Lists the voices in the specified subdirectory.


       speak-ng "This is a test"
              Speak the sentence "This is a test" using the default English voice.

       speak-ng -f hello.txt
              Speak the contents of hello.txt using the default English voice.

       cat hello.txt | speak-ng
              Speak the contents of hello.txt using the default English voice.

       speak-ng -x hello
              Speak the word "hello" using the default English voice, and print the phonemes that
              were spoken.

       speak-ng -ven-us "[[h@´loU]]"
              Speak the phonemes "h@´loU" using the American English voice.

       speak-ng --voices
              List all voices supported by eSpeak.

       speak-ng --voices=en
              List all voices that speak English (en).

       speak-ng --voices=mb
              List all voices using the MBROLA voice synthesizer.


       eSpeak  NG  is  maintained  by  Reece  H. Dunn It is based on eSpeak by
       Jonathan Duddington

       This manual page is based on the eSpeak page written by Luke  Yelavich
       for the Ubuntu project.

                                           January 2017                               SPEAK-NG(1)