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

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.

February 5, 2017

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Diolch am bostio

March 20, 2017

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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.

March 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/daschaich

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

April 14, 2017

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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?

April 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/daschaich

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.

April 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ibisc

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

Thank you.

April 14, 2017

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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.

April 10, 2017

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that is pretty smooth to listen to. Thanks.

April 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/aanaaaa

Thank you very much!

March 20, 2017

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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

December 15, 2017
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