Talk It! is a text-to-speech program to teach children how to pronounce words.
It comes bundled with Microsoft Plus! for Kids, a package launched by Microsoft in 1997. This program was developed by SoftVoice and Microsoft, and was never sold as an individual program.
This program lets the kids enter any text using the keyboard, and then listen to it. The program will use the speech synthesizer of the computer to pronounce the words typed. The program comes with twenty "personalities" -different voices. But you can change the pitch (from 1 to 999), speed (1 to 500), pitch quality (Natural, Monotone, Sung) and vocal effort (Normal, Breathing, Whispering), creating thousands of different voices that children will enjoy testing.
The program can speak in English or Spanish. The pronunciation, in both cases, is highly acceptable, and it is very different between languages.
The purpose of this program is to teach children the correct pronunciation of the words, while they have fun trying every available personality.
- It pronounces the words very clearly
- You cannot record the output from the program