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Automatic voice

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I've seen a lot of people talking about "automatic voice" in the speaker here, but how does that differ from the "natural" voice? Aren't they both done by humans?

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/farfettillejl

I always assumed the "automatic" voice was done by a TTS program and the "natural" voice was a recording... but I'm not really sure.

2 years ago

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I believe "automatic voice" refers to the fact that it is pre-recorded: it isn't actually dictating sentences here and now.

2 years ago

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you mean like the "natural" one says the whole sentence, and the automatic one is composed from words?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ddesgagne
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Yes, I think so. biskvitnyimonstr's answer also makes sense, mind you.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Super-Svensk
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An "automatic voice" is not a real human talking; it is text-to-speech software. A "natural voice" would refer to a human talking, as seen in the Esperanto, Irish, and Ukrainian courses.

2 years ago

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so how is text-to-speech software done then

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It is a computer-generated voice created by complex software that models the human voice (I am not completely sure about how it works, all I know is that it is computer-generated and not recorded)

2 years ago