Posts Tagged ‘Swahili’

Ralf’s Swahili speech model

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Some words about the creation of this speech model:

1. Get Ralf’s Swahili dictionary. Create a Simon scenario “Swahili”. Clear shadow vocabulary. Import the dictionary as shadow dictionary.
2. Train ten Swahili words: aridhiana, kutompa, kutonesha, kurene, makuzi, tunaleta, tunalo, wamtupe, zikikata, zikolee
3. Grammar: Unknown. Add Dictation plugin. Actions > Synchronize. Actions > Activate. Dictate a few words:

aridhiana kurene kutompa kutonesha makuzi tunalo makuzi zikikata zikolee

4. Export scenario. Export base model.
5. Download Ralf’s Swahili speech model.

Ralf’s Swahili dictionary 0.1.1

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

How I improve Ralf's Swahili dictionary:

1. Version 0.1 contains espeak phonemes.

2. Language code is sw. Edit espeak2ipa.xsl. The section that is relevant to the Swahili language begins with matches(/lexicon/@xml:lang, 'sw'). Take a look at Swahili sounds.

3. Convert espeak phonemes into IPA phonemes via Ubuntu terminal:

$ cat /media/5f6432a3-9a68-45ee-b4b7-11f3b009825a/home/am3msi/Documents/200911/swahili/swahili-dictionary.xml.bz2 | bunzip2 -k | saxonb-xslt -ext:on -s:- -xsl:'/home/ubuntu/Documents/201005/dict-phonemes-espeak2ipa/espeak2ipa.xsl'

4. Download Ralf's Swahili dictionary (version 0.1.1), and import it into simon.

Import 40.000 Swahili words

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

You can import Ralf's Swahili dictionary (version 0.1; GPLv3) into simon. Training with this dictionary is not possible. The phoneme elements contain eSpeak phonemes (not IPA phonemes).