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"emphasis" Element

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<emphasis>

 

Description

Reads text with an emphasis (also referred to as prominence or stress).


Syntax

  
  

<emphasis

level = “strong” | “moderate” | “none” | “reduced” >

  text

</emphasis>

 

Attributes

        
  

Attribute

  

Description

  

level

  

Strength of the emphasis. Default is “moderate”.  optional field

 

Parent

<audio>, <emphasis>, <p>, <prosody>, <s>, <speak>, <voice>


Children

<audio>, <break>, <emphasis>, <mark>, <phoneme>, <prosody>, <say-as>, <sub>, <voice>


Limitations/Restrictions

The strength of the emphasis is controlled by modifying the volume of the synthesized speech.


Example

  
  

<?xml version="1.0"?>

<speak version="1.0" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/10/synthesis"

         xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"

         xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.w3.org/2001/10/synthesis

                   http://www.w3.org/TR/speech-synthesis/synthesis.xsd"

         xml:lang="en-US">

  That is a <emphasis> big </emphasis> car!

  That is a <emphasis level="strong"> huge </emphasis>

  bank account!

</speak>