English, New Zealand (en-NZ) - Amazon Polly

English, New Zealand (en-NZ)

The following table lists the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) phonemes, the Extended Speech Assessment Methods Phonetic Alphabet (X-SAMPA) symbols, and the corresponding visemes for the New Zealand English voices that are supported by Amazon Polly.

Phoneme/Viseme Table

IPA

X-SAMPA

Description

Example

Viseme

Consonants

b

b

voiced bilabial plosive

bed

p

d

d

voiced alveolar plosive

dig

t

d͡ʒ

dZ

voiced postalveolar affricate

jump

S

ð

D

voiced dental fricative

then

T

f

f

voiceless labiodental fricative

five

f

g

g

voiced velar plosive

game

k

h

h

voiceless glottal fricative

house

k

j

j

palatal approximant

yes

i

k

k

voiceless velar plosive

cat

k

l

l

alveolar lateral approximant

lay

t

l=

syllabic alveolar lateral approximant

battle

t

m

m

bilabial nasal

mouse

p

m=

syllabic bilabial nasal

anthem

p

n

n

alveolar nasal

nap

t

n=

syllabic alveolar nasal

button

t

ŋ

N

velar nasal

thing

k

p

p

voiceless bilabial plosive

pin

p

ɹ

r\

alveolar approximant

red

r

s

s

voiceless alveolar fricative

seem

s

ʃ

S

voiceless postalveolar fricative

ship

S

t

t

voiceless alveolar plosive

task

t

t͡ʃ

tS

voiceless postalveolar affricate

chart

S

Θ

T

voiceless dental fricative

thin

T

v

v

voiced labiodental fricative

vest

f

w

w

labial-velar approximant

west

u

z

z

voiced alveolar fricative

zero

s

ʒ

Z

voiced postalveolar fricative

vision

S

Vowels

ə

@

mid central vowel

arena

@

əʊ

@U

diphthong

goat

@

æ

{

near open-front unrounded vowel

trap

a

aI

diphthong

price

a

aU

diphthong

mouth

a

ɑː

A:

long open-back unrounded vowel

father

a

eI

diphthong

face

e

ɜː

3:

long open mid-central unrounded vowel

nurse

E

ɛ

E

open mid-front unrounded vowel

dress

E

ɛə

E@

diphthong

square

E

i:

i

long close front unrounded vowel

fleece

i

ɪ

I

near-close near-front unrounded vowel

kit

i

ɪə

I@

diphthong

near

i

ɔː

O:

long open-mid back rounded vowel

thought

O

ɔɪ

OI

Diphthong

choice

O

ɒ

Q

open back rounded vowel

lot

O

u:

u:

long close-back rounded vowel

goose

u

ʊ

U

near-close near-back rounded vowel

foot

u

ʊə

U@

diphthong

cure

u

ʌ

V

Open-mid-back unrounded vowel

strut

E

Additional Symbols

ˈ

"

primary stress

Alabama

ˌ

%

secondary stress

Alabama

.

.

syllable boundary

A.la.ba.ma

The Aria voice speaks New Zealand English and offers limited support for Maori. It can pronounce the following Maori words and phrases. The Maori phrases are case-sensitive.

English Maori
Hello/cheers Kia ora
Welcome (to) Nau mai (ki)
Hello (one person)/thank you Tēnā koe
Hello (three or more people)/thank you Tēnā koutou
Good morning Ata mārie
Good morning Mōrena
Thank you Ngā mihi
Take care Ngā manaakitanga
See you Ka kite
See you later Mā te wā
Have a good day Kia pai tō rā
Merry Christmas Meri Kirihimete
Maori Māori
Maori language te reo Māori
Maori language week Te wiki o te reo Māori
New Zealand Aotearoa
Maori New Year Mātariki
Town in New Zealand / Waitangi Day is the national day of New Zealand Waitangi
One tahi
Two rua
Three toru
Four whā
Five rima
Six ono
Seven whitu
Eight waru
Nine iwa
Ten tekau
Twenty rua tekau
Thirty Toru tekau