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emmanuellas asked

Alexa for non-english user?

Hello, I would like to know if it's possible to use Alexa in an other language than english?
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jjaquinta answered
The Alexa Skills Kit only supports English. Even if you use the Phonetic Alphabet feature, it is really only good at English phonemes. I tried to get it to say some foreign phrases phonetically and it was ... terrible. Like an American High School student massacring another language terrible. And, of course, there would be no way to input foreign words. It's really rather tailored to English.
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Yeah, Amazon's SSML implementation is abridged, so you have no control over things like inflection. I experimented a bit with giving Alexa an accent, and my attempt was disgracefully bad. And now let us never speak of it again...
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