NeoSpeech Releases Text-to-Speech Voices in 5 Languages
NeoSpeech has released 5 new text-to-speech languages in Australian English, Dutch, European Portuguese, Swedish, and with Russian coming in June! This makes a total of 10 new text-to-speech voices. NeoSpeech’s lineup now features 58 natural sounding voices in 20 languages. Learn more in our news release.
Listen to a sample of each new voice below:
Russian – Coming in June!
English is spoken around the globe with about 1.5 billion speakers. As English has become a global language, the pronunciation and vocabulary has varied across regions. American English, British English, and Australian English are the most popular English language accents.
Australian English originated from a Southern British accent, which is why the Australian and British accents can easily be mistaken for each other. The country with the most Australian English speakers, which should come as no surprise, is Australia with about 24 million speakers.
Dutch is a West Germanic language that is primarily spoken in the Netherlands and Belgium. Dutch is also the official language in other countries like Dutch Antilles and Suriname, a country in South America.
The Dutch language is fond of creating compound words and the longest word is 53 letters.
Kindercarnavalsoptochtvoorbereidingswerkzaamhedenplan means to prepare for a kids’ carnival.
There are 28 million Dutch speakers worldwide and about 22 million native speakers. Afrikaans, spoken in South Africa, was derived from Dutch and is considered a distinct language.
European Portuguese is a Romance language and is spoken in Portugal. It’s also referred to as the Portuguese of Portugal. European Portuguese is spoken in East Timor and countries in Africa like Angola and Cape Verde.
There are over 200 million Portuguese speakers and many live outside of Portugal. Over 5 million Portuguese speakers live in Africa. Portugal is one of the oldest countries in Europe and has a population of about 10 million.
Swedish is a Scandinavian language spoken in Sweden and Finland. Swedish has about 9 million speakers most of whom live in Sweden. Finland was a part of the Kingdom of Sweden and now Swedish spoken in Finland is primarily along coastal areas.
While Swedish has been spoken in Sweden for centuries, it was made an official language in 2009. Swedish is similar to two other Scandinavian languages, Norwegian and Danish.
Russian is a Slavic language spoken by about 250 million people. The Russian language has 200,000 words. A small number when compared to the 1 million words in English. In Russian, the same word can have different meanings depending on the stress.
The Russian alphabet developed from the Cyrillic alphabet that is used in other Slavic languages across Eurasia. Russian is considered the international language for space exploration due to Russia’s involvement with the International Space Station and learning Russian is a part of the education for foreign astronauts.
Which languages do you speak?
Are you fluent in any of these languages? Which languages would you like to learn? Let us know in the comments!
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