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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 Italian voices that are supported by Amazon Polly.

Phoneme/Viseme Table

IPA

X-SAMPA

Description

Example

Viseme

Consonants

b

b

voiced bilabial plosive

bacca

p

d

d

voiced alveolar plosive

dama

t

d͡z

dz

voiced alveolar affricate

zero

s

d͡ʒ

dZ

voiced postalveolar affricate

giro

S

f

f

voiceless labiodental fricative

famiglia

f

g

g

voiced velar plosive

gatto

k

h

h

voiceless glottal fricative

horror

k

j

j

palatal approximant

dieci

i

k

k

voiceless velar plosive

campo

k

l

l

alveolar lateral approximant

lido

t

ʎ

L

palatal lateral approximant

aglio

J

m

m

bilabial nasal

mille

p

n

n

alveolar nasal

nove

t

ɲ

J

palatal nasal

lasagne

J

p

p

voiceless bilabial plosive

pizza

p

r

r

alveolar trill

risata

r

s

s

voiceless alveolar fricative

sei

s

ʃ

S

voiceless postalveolar fricative

scienza

S

t

t

voiceless alveolar plosive

tavola

t

t͡s

ts

voiceless alveolar affricate

forza

s

t͡ʃ

tS

voiceless postalveolar affricate

cielo

S

v

v

voiced labiodental fricative

venti

f

w

w

labial-velar approximant

quattro

u

z

z

voiced alveolar fricative

bisogno

s

ʒ

Z

voiced postalveolar fricative

bijou

S

Vowels

a

a

open front unrounded vowel

arco

a

e

e

close-mid front unrounded vowel

tre

e

ɛ

E

open-mid front unrounded vowel

ettaro

E

i

i

close front unrounded vowel

impero

i

o

o

close-mid back rounded vowel

cento

o

ɔ

O

open-mid back rounded vowel

otto

O

u

u

close back rounded vowel

uno

u