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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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FYI: Spanish TTS on the Web

Author: Richard Sproat

FYI Body: We are pleased to announce a new addition to our text-to-speech (TTS)
website, namely an interactive demo of our Spanish TTS system.

The address is:


(The address for the main TTS page is


Richard Sproa
Language Modeling Research Departmen
Multimedia Communications Research Laboratory
Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies | tel (908) 582-5296
700 Mountain Avenue, Room 2d-451 | fax (908) 582-3306
Murray Hill, NJ 07974, USA | rws@bell-labs.com

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