Polly Voice Tag Attribute Details

Voice Tag Attributes

<gender>

This attribute is not supported.

<age>

This attribute is not supported.

<name>

Language

Name/ID

Gender

Standard Voice

Neural Voice

Arabic (arb)

Zeina

Female

Yes

No

Chinese, Mandarin (cmn-CN)

Zhiyu

Female

Yes

No

Danish (da-DK)

Naja

Female

Yes

No

Mads

Male

Yes

No

Dutch (nl-NL)

Lotte

Female

Yes

No

Ruben

Male

Yes

No

English (Australian) (en-AU)

Nicole

Female

Yes

No

Russell

Male

Yes

No

English (British) (en-GB)

Amy

Female

Yes

Yes

Emma

Female

Yes

Yes

Brian

Male

Yes

Yes

English (Indian) (en-IN)

Aditi*

Female

Yes

No

Raveena

Female

Yes

No

English (US) (en-US)

Ivy

Female (child)

Yes

Yes

Joanna##

Female

Yes

Yes

Kendra

Female

Yes

Yes

Kimberly

Female

Yes

Yes

Salli

Female

Yes

Yes

Joey

Male

Yes

Yes

Justin

Male (child)

Yes

Yes

Matthew##

Male

Yes

Yes

English (Welsh) (en-GB-WLS)

Geraint

Male

Yes

No

French (fr-FR)

Céline/Celine

Female

Yes

No

Léa

Female

Yes

No

Mathieu

Male

Yes

No

French (Canadian) (fr-CA)

Chantal

Female

Yes

No

German (de-DE)

Marlene

Female

Yes

No

Vicki

Female

Yes

No

Hans

Male

Yes

No

Hindi (hi-IN)

Aditi*

Female

Yes

No

Icelandic (is-IS)

Dóra/Dora

Female

Yes

No

Karl

Male

Yes

No

Italian (it-IT)

Carla

Female

Yes

No

Bianca

Female

Yes

No

Giorgio

Male

Yes

No

Japanese (ja-JP)

Mizuki

Female

Yes

No

Takumi

Male

Yes

No

Korean (ko-KR)

Seoyeon

Female

Yes

No

Norwegian (nb-NO)

Liv

Female

Yes

No

Polish (pl-PL)

Ewa

Female

Yes

No

Maja

Female

Yes

No

Jacek

Male

Yes

No

Jan

Male

Yes

No

Portuguese (Brazilian) (pt-BR)

Camila

Female

Yes

Yes

Vitória/Vitoria

Female

Yes

No

Ricardo

Male

Yes

No

Portuguese (European) (pt-PT)

Inês/Ines

Female

Yes

No

Cristiano

Male

Yes

No

Romanian (ro-RO)

Carmen

Female

Yes

No

Russian (ru-RU)

Tatyana

Female

Yes

No

Maxim

Male

Yes

No

Spanish (European) (es-ES)

Conchita

Female

Yes

No

Lucia

Female

Yes

No

Enrique

Male

Yes

No

Spanish (Mexican) (es-MX)

Mia

Female

Yes

No

Spanish (US) (es-US)

Lupe

Female

Yes

Yes

Penélope/Penelope

Female

Yes

No

Miguel

Male

Yes

No

Swedish (sv-SE)

Astrid

Female

Yes

No

Turkish (tr-TR)

Filiz

Female

Yes

No

Welsh (cy-GB)

Gwyneth

Female

Yes

No

Notes:

* This voice is bilingual and can speak both English and Hindi. For more information, see Bilingual Voices https://docs.aws.amazon.com/polly/latest/dg/bilingual-voices.html.

## These voices can be used with both the Conversational and Newscaster speaking styles when used with the Neural format. For more information, see NTTS Speaking Styles https://docs.aws.amazon.com/polly/latest/dg/ntts-speakingstyles.html.

Voice selection notes for Polly If you specify the Amazon Polly TTS, and neither a <speak> nor <voice> tag are specified, Plum Voice uses the en_US, standard, female voice Joanna by default.

<speak>

The <speak> tag should be used to specify the desired language through the attribute xml:lang=”lg-CN”, where lg-CN is the language-country pair specified in the Language column from that table of supported languages here: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/polly/latest/dg/voicelist.html.

Please note that each voice has an associated language. Selecting a language that is not associated with the voice will result in unpredictable behavior; however, in many cases, you will hear the language the text was written in accented by that voice’s associated language.

<voice>

The <voice> tag should be used to specify the desired voice through the attribute name=”name”, where name is the voice specified in the Name/ID column for the table of supported voices here: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/polly/latest/dg/voicelist.html.

If another voice is desired, it should specified using the <speak> and <voice> tags as follows within the prompt block:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<vxml version="2.0">
<form>
<block>
<prompt>
<speak xml:lang="es-MX">
<voice name="Mia" variant="1">
Hello, thank you for calling Plum Voice.
</voice>
</speak>
</prompt>
</block>
</form>
</vxml>

To sequentially use multiple languages and voices within a <prompt> block, use multiple <speak> and <voice> blocks. For example:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<vxml version="2.0">
<form>
<block>
<prompt>
<speak xml:lang="en-US">
<voice name="Joanna" variant="2">
Press one to continue in English.
</voice>
</speak>
<speak xml:lang="es-US">
<voice name="Lupe" variant="2">
Presione dos para continuar en español.
</voice>
</speak>
<speak xml:lang="fr-FR">
<voice name="Celine" variant="standard">
Appuyez sur trois pour continuer en français.
</voice>
</speak>
</prompt>
</block>
</form>
</vxml>

<xml:lang>

This option is specified in the <speak> tag.

See the list of available languages in the <name> section.

SSML Tags

For more details on these SSML tags as they relate to Amazon Polly, please visit: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/polly/latest/dg/supportedtags.html.

Note that Plum Voice does not currently support all the tags listed on Amazon's website. We may add support for additional tags in the future.

Child Tag

Amazon Polly

<break>

<emphasis>

x

<enumerate>

<mark>

<paragraph>

<phoneme>

x

<prosody>

x

<say-as>

x

<sentence>

<speak>

<sub>

x

<value>

<emphasis>

The <emphasis> tag lets you change the rate and volume of words and phrases.

For more information, consult: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/polly/latest/dg/supportedtags.html#emphasis-tag

<phoneme>

This tag lets you use phonetic pronunciation.

For more information, consult: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/polly/latest/dg/supportedtags.html#phoneme-tag

<prosody>

The Amazon Polly engine provides granular control over volume, rate, and pitch. For detailed information about how to use this tag, consult https://docs.aws.amazon.com/polly/latest/dg/supportedtags.html#prosody-tag.

<say-as>

Polly enables you to control the way in which certain special words and phrases get spoken.

A full list is available here:

https://docs.aws.amazon.com/polly/latest/dg/supportedtags.html#say-as-tag

<sub>

This tag allows you to substitute a term or phrase for the selected text.

For more information, consult: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/polly/latest/dg/supportedtags.html#sub-tag