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Say /a/

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how can I write a program in matlab to say /a/?


Jan on 18 Jun 2012
What exactly does "say" mean here? Do you want a voice from the speakers saying "slash a slash"?
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 18 Jun 2012
Long "a" or short "a" or Boston "a" or Ottawa Valley "eh" ?
Farideh Jalali
Farideh Jalali on 18 Jun 2012
Jan:I need too write a program that can hear /a/ from speakers.
Walter:Long /a/

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Wayne King
Wayne King on 18 Jun 2012
On a PC
textIn = 'ah';
ha = actxserver('SAPI.SpVoice');


Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 18 Jun 2012
Farideh Jalali
Farideh Jalali on 18 Jun 2012
Very helpful,
Thanks Wayne,

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the cyclist
the cyclist on 18 Jun 2012
If you are on a Mac, you can take advantage of the command line "say" command, via the MATLAB system() function:
>> system('say anything')
>> system('say a')
If you are on a PC, you might be able to use one of the solutions mentioned in this old blog post:


william on 2 Apr 2014
hi, I was wondering if there is any way of modifying the default voice from MATLAB? system('say "你好"') for reading Chinese, doesn't work out
or by default, can be reader from a variable? something like chinese={"你好"}
system('say , chinese')
Thank you in advance
the cyclist
the cyclist on 2 Apr 2014
I would ask a new question, rather than burying it as a comment in a two-year-old question that almost no one will see.

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