https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RudolfJan

Google translate tries to speak Swahili

Hi all, may interest you. I just discovered that Google translate will attempt to pronounce Swahili sentences. The quality is not very good, to put it mildly. If you type a Swahili word or sentence and press the loud speaker icon it will be pronounced.

https://translate.google.com/?hl=gb

August 6, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ernst557459

Good fun! Try this one we don't drink tea today. It sounds like Chinese to me :)

August 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RudolfJan

Yes, but it feels somehow amazing that they take the trouble to do this for Swahili language. I did some research work in text-to-speech translation in the early eighties of last century and then other research teams where more or less at this level for English language. For Dutch we could understand it if we knew what was said ...

August 7, 2019
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