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Spanish, US (es-US)

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 US Spanish voices that are supported by Amazon Polly.

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

m

m

Bilabial nasal

mouse

p

n

n

Alveolar nasal

nap

t

ŋ

N

Velar nasal

thing

k

p

p

Voiceless bilabial plosive

speak

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

trap

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

@

ɚ

@`

Mid central r-colored vowel

reader

@

æ

{

Near open-front unrounded vowel

trap

a

aI

Diphthong

price

a

aU

Diphthong

mouth

a

ɑ

A

Long open-back unrounded vowel

father

a

eI

Diphthong

face

e

ɝ

3`

Open mid-central unrounded r-colored vowel

nurse

E

ɛ

E

Open mid-front unrounded vowel

dress

E

i:

i

Long close front unrounded vowel

fleece

i

ɪ

I

Near-close near-front unrounded vowel

kit

i

oU

Diphthong

goat

o

ɔ

O

Long open mid-back rounded vowel

thought

O

ɔɪ

OI

Diphthong

choice

O

u

u

Long close-back rounded vowel

goose

u

ʊ

U

Near-close near-back rounded vowel

foot

u

ʌ

V

Open-mid-back unrounded vowel

strut

E