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BETA DEMO ... Make your Scratch talk!
version II ... thanks to Paddle2See for suggestions. I made the table a bit more organized so I could check out all the sounds that need to be fixed. Now you can click on any CODE, or Example to hear the sound that this program will make. This should help you choose which sounds you want to add together to get your word or sentence. OK, the sounds aren't fixed up yet, but I wanted to get this out there cause I've put a fair amount of work into it. The sound fixup shouldn't be too major.

The first Beta seems to work ok online, but you might get better performance if you download it.

I recorded my voice and chopped it up into segments using Audacity. Then I imported all the sounds of English, called Phonemes.

I got the idea of what sounds to chop up and save from the datasheet of an electronic voice synthesizer chip called the SC-01 by Votrax.
See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Votrax

The idea behind this is that you make Scratch talk by putting together speech blocks to make words. English spelling is wierd, so this project uses phonemic speech blocks as described by Votrax. I've provided a wordy table on the background to show what you have to type to get Scratch to say things. You have to look at the example sound (in CAPITAL LETTERS) from the example word. THen you have to type the SOUND which is in the left column.

For your own datasheet to explain how to make the sounds see: http://www.redcedar.com/sc01.htm

I haven't tested it extensively, and it is an adult male voice I'm using. You can do the same and record anyone you like.

Have fun!

I might try to do more with this if I have time, and people like the idea.

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