Hey I'm new to norwegian and I'm just wondering how much should I trust this norwegian voice synthesizer? When I'm finally ready to speak with some norwegian friends will I be understood? :D Listening to norwegian radio would be of course a good idea, but not when I can't even distinguish one word from another
This seems very trust worthy, but you could also trying going to translation sites/apps like Google Translate if you are diffident about your pronunciations. Passively listening to the raido or a podcast in Norwegian might get you used to the sounds but it wont improve your pronunciations (because you arent the one talking). One way to ensure you are pronouncing things correctly is to try reading something in Norwegian outloud, record yourself and listen to a synthesizer to see if your pronunciations match up to the real thing. :)
I feel that it's doing a pretty decent job, a lot is close enough to how a real Norwegian would pronounce it.
A problem that I hear many places with this voice, is that the sentence melody feels wrong. In Norwegian, a single word can often sound differently when it is on it's own and when it is part of a sentence.
There's also Calst to help you with the sounds of various Norwegian dialects: https://calst.hf.ntnu.no/Account/IL2?returnurl=%2FHome%2FLessons