How a new technology is changing the lives of people who cannot speak | News | The Guardiantheguardian.com/news/2018/jan/23/voice-replacement-technology-adaptive-alternative-communication-vocalid
The long read: Millions are robbed of the power of speech by illness, injury or lifelong conditions. Can the creation of bespoke digital voices transform their ability to communicate?
aeneas is a Python/C library and a set of tools to automagically synchronize audio and text (aka forced alignment) http://www.readbeyond.it/aeneas/
Lexicon Valley: Speech scientist Benjamin Munson on the stereotypical gay man’s voice.slate.com/articles/podcasts/lexicon_valley/2014/12/lexicon_valley_speech_scientist_benjamin_munson_on_the_stereotypical_gay.html
Affect a lisp, assume a lilt, and add a fair amount of flamboyance. Presto! Instant gay man’s voice. It’s a stereotype, to be sure, but is there...