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"prosody" Element

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<prosody>

 

Description

Designates the prosodic attributes (pitch, speed, volume) of the text surrounded with tags.


Syntax

  
  

<prosody

pitch = “x-low” | “low” | “medium” | “high” | “x-high” | “default” | relative change(unit : Hz)

contour = (X1%,pitch1)(X2%,pitch2)...(Xn%,pitchn)

range = “x-low” | “low” | “medium” | “high” | “x-high” | “default” | relative change (unit : Hz)

rate = “x-slow” | “slow” | “medium” | “fast” | “x-fast” | “default” | relative change 

duration = time interval (unit : s | ms)

volume = “silent” | “x-soft” | “soft” | “medium” | “loud” | “x-loud” | “default” | relative change >

    child element

</prosody>

  

 

Attributes

        
  

Attribute

  

Description

  

pitch

  

Pitch of the sound.  optional field

  

contour

  

Contour of the sound pitch.  optional field

  

range

  

Range of the sound.  optional field

  

rate

  

Speaking rate.  optional field

  

duration

  

Duration of the time it takes for the text to play.  optional field

  

volume

  

Volume.  optional field

 

Parent

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


Children

<audio>, <break>, <emphasis>, <mark>, <p>, <phoneme>, <prosody>, <say-as>, <sub>, <s>, <voice>, #TEXT, #CDATA-SECTION


Limitations/Restrictions

Contour/range/duration are not supported and will be disregarded.

The prosody attributes have characteristics described below.

  

pitch

  
  

Absolute value

  

“x-high”, “high”, “medium”, “low”, “x-low”, “default”

  

Relative value

  

-99% ~ +99%

Note  
  

rate

  

Absolute value

  

“x-fast”, “fast”, “medium”, “slow”, “x-slow”, “default” or 0.5~4.0 (default: 1.0)

  

Relative value

  

-99% ~ +99%

Note  
  

volume

  
  

Absolute value

  

“silent”, “x-soft”, “soft”, “medium”, “loud”, “x-loud”,  “default” or 0.0 ~ 100 (default: 50)

  

Relative value

  

-99 ~ +99 or -99% ~ +99%

  

Note

   

+50 and +50% have the same meaning.

* Any value lower than 0 is set to 0, and any value higher  than 100 is set to 100.  


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">

  <prosody pitch=”high” rate=”+50%”>Hello, World!</prosody>

</speak>