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Ivona Text-to-Speech phonetic alphabet support for Italian

The chart below presents the full set of IPA and X-SAMPA phonemes and their corresponding visemes accepted and produced by Ivona Text-to-Speech Italian language voices.

IPA X-SAMPA Description Examples Viseme SAPI Viseme

CONSONANTS

b

b

voiced bilabial plosive

bacca

p

21

d

d

voiced alveolar plosive

dama

t

19

d͡z

dz

voiced alveolar affricate

zero

s

15

d͡ʒ

dZ

voiced postalveolar affricate

giro

S

16

f

f

voiceless labiodental fricative

famiglia

f

18

ɡ

g

voiced velar plosive

gatto

k

20

h

h

voiceless glottal fricative

horror

k

20

j

j

palatal approximant

dieci

i

6

k

k

voiceless velar plosive

campo

k

20

l

l

alveolar lateral approximant

lido

t

19

ʎ

L

palatal lateral approximant

aglio

J

16

m

m

bilabial nasal

mille

p

21

n

n

alveolar nasal

nove

t

19

ɲ

J

palatal nasal

lasagne

J

16

p

p

voiceless bilabial plosive

pizza

p

21

r

r

alveolar trill

risata

r

13

s

s

voiceless alveolar fricative

sei

s

15

ʃ

S

voiceless postalveolar fricative

scienza

S

16

t

t

voiceless alveolar plosive

tavola

t

19

t͡s

ts

voiceless alveolar affricate

forza

s

15

t͡ʃ

tS

voiceless postalveolar affricate

cielo

S

16

v

v

voiced labiodental fricative

venti

f

18

w

w

labial-velar approximant

quattro

u

7

z

z

voiced alveolar fricative

bisogno

s

15

ʒ

Z

voiced postalveolar fricative

bijou

S

16

VOWELS

a

a

open front unrounded vowel

arco

a

1

e

e

close-mid front unrounded vowel

tre

e

4

ɛ

E

open-mid front unrounded vowel

ettaro

E

5

i

i

close front unrounded vowel

impero

i

6

o

o

close-mid back rounded vowel

cento

o

3

ɔ

O

open-mid back rounded vowel

otto

O

3

u

u

close back rounded vowel

uno

u

7

 
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