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There used to be these commands in the pre OS-X TTS system that let you specify arbitrary pitch/timing for the synth. People could make songs with it.



There still are! Macintalk hasn't changed much since then.

http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/UserEx...


Thanks! I think I have my next weekend project.


The Amiga speech device had a nice phoneme grammar you could use to make it say all sorts of odd things.


The one that stuck with me, and still amuses my kids, is 'uuuuuuuuuuuuuuu' on the Amiga (comes out as "yuyuyuyuyuyu" in a slightly descending tone).




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