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You can still try the 'Ivona' voices for reading out Welsh text...

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Several people have commented that the www.ivona.com site has closed since the company became part of the Amazon group in late 2016. The two Ivona voices are available here - http://www.textaloud.com - if you want to listen to short phrases using either of the Ivona voices.

(Diolch i ElaineMaul for finding the link!)

Edit 2 (15 Apr 2017) - the Welsh voices had vanished for a short while from textaloud. If this happens again, try http://www.readspeaker.com instead - scroll down their home page to find the sample box and choose 'Welsh male/female' - they are the same as the ivona.com voices.

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Diolch am bostio

1 year ago

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Unfortunately, the 'Welsh, Gwyneth/Geraint' voices seem (as at end March 2017) to have vanished from the available samples on www.textaloud.com, although the related products are still for sale. The samples left are Welsh-English accents.

You can put samples of text into the sample box here - http://www.ttsforaccessibility.com - but it will add a short phrase dyma enghraifft ('here's an example') at the beginning or end of what you type, and there is a low music track playing in the background.

Edit (15 Ebrill 2017) - the Welsh voices are back on the textaloud page.

1 year ago

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FYI, I'm still able to sample the 'Welsh, Geraint' voice at textaloud.com.

1 year ago

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Just checked again, and the Welsh voices seem to be for sale but not for sampling. The two 'English, Welsh' voices on the samples drop down menu are for Welsh-accented English, not Welsh.

Have you a link to any Welsh samples there?

1 year ago

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Perhaps it's a geographic restriction, UK vs. Europe. I still have the Welsh voices in the drop-down menu on the main page, and had Geraint read me a sentence that was glitching on Duolingo half an hour ago.

One thing that is strange is that 'Welsh' is out of alphabetical order in the drop-down menu, in between 'English, Welsh' and 'Danish'. (I always type to jump around those sorts of menus, so I hadn't noticed this oddity until now.) Here's a screenshot that I'm too cautious to post directly into this comment.

1 year ago

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Yes, it's working for me now, too! I'll try to check again tomorrow and then update the info here.

Thank you.

1 year ago

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Here is another site - scroll down their home page to find the sample box and choose Welsh Male/Female - http://www.readspeaker.com. The female voice is the same one as used on Duo.

1 year ago

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that is pretty smooth to listen to. Thanks.

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Thank you very much!

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Dec 2017

Click on 'Voice Demo' on the top right of the page, that brings up the choice of languages - Select ~Language

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