<phoneme>

The <phoneme> tag allows the user to specify pronunciations explicitly in the input text.

Attributes

ph The pronunciation of the enclosed text.
alphabet This value is disregarded.

Notes

For more information, see the Phoneme Set in Chapter 4 of the Programmer's Reference Manual. The phoneme set and transcriptions differ between AT&T Natural Voices and Cepstral.


Example

AT&T Natural Voices
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="latin-1"?>
<vxml version="2.0">
  <form>
    <block>
      <prompt bargein="false">
        My name is
        <phoneme ph="b aa b 1">
          Bob
        </phoneme>
      </prompt>
    </block>
  </form>
</vxml>
Cepstral
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="latin-1"?>
<vxml version="2.0">
  <form>
    <block>
      <prompt bargein="false">
        My name is
        <phoneme ph="b aa1 b">
          Bob
        </phoneme>
      </prompt>
    </block>
  </form>
</vxml>

The output of the above script would be:

Computer: My name is Bob.



Child Tags

None



Parent Tags

<audio>, <emphasis>, <enumerate>, <foreach>, <p>, <paragraph>, <prompt>, <prosody>, <s>, <sentence>, <speak>, <voice>