Amazon Polly
Developer Guide

Swedish (sv-SE)

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 Swedish voice supported by Amazon Polly.

Phoneme/Viseme Table

IPA

X-SAMPA

Description

Example

Viseme

Consonants

b

b

voiced bilabial plosive

bil

p

d

d

voiced alveolar plosive

dal

t

ɖ

d`

voiced retroflex plosive

bord

t

f

f

voiceless labiodental fricative

fil

f

g

g

voiced velar plosive

gås

k

h

h

voiceless glottal fricative

hal

k

j

j

palatal approximant

jag

i

k

k

voiceless velar plosive

kal

k

l

l

alveolar lateral approximant

lös

t

ɭ

l`

retroflex lateral approximant

rlig

t

m

m

bilabial nasal

mil

p

n

n

alveolar nasal

nålar

t

ɳ

n`

retroflex nasal

barn

t

ŋ

N

velar nasal

ring

k

p

p

voiceless bilabial plosive

pil

p

r

r

alveolar trill

ris

r

s

s

voiceless alveolar fricative

sil

s

ɕ

s\

voiceless alveolo-palatal fricative

tjock

J

ʂ

s`

voiceless retroflex fricative

fors, schlager

S

t

t

voiceless alveolar plosive

tal

t

ʈ

t`

voiceless retroflex plosive

hjort

t

v

v

voiced labiodental fricative

vår

f

w

w

labial-velar approximant

aula, airways

u

ɧ

x\

voiceless palatal-velar fricative

sjuk

k

Vowels

ø

2

close-mid front rounded vowel

föll, förr

o

ø

2:

long close-mid front rounded vowel

föl, nöt, för

o

ɵ

8

close-mid central rounded vowel

buss, full

o

ə

@

mid central vowel

pojken

@

ʉː

}:

long close central rounded vowel

hus, ful

u

a

a

open front unrounded vowel

hall, matt

a

æ

{

near-open front unrounded vowel

herr

a

ɑː

A:

long open back unrounded vowel

hal, mat

a

e:

e:

long close-mid front unrounded vowel

vet, hel

e

ɛ

E

open-mid front unrounded vowel

vett, rätt, hetta, häll

E

ɛː

E:

long open-mid front unrounded vowel

säl, häl, här

E:

i:

i:

long close front unrounded vowel

vit, sil

i:

ɪ

I

near-close near-front unrounded vowel

vitt, sill

i

o:

o:

long close-mid back rounded vowel

hål, mål

o

ɔ

O

open-mid back rounded vowel

håll, moll

O

u:

u:

long close back rounded vowel

sol, bot

u

ʊ

U

near-close near-back rounded vowel

bott

u

y

y

close front rounded vowel

bytt

u

y:

y:

long close front rounded vowel

syl, syl

u