What languages can the <Say> verb speak?

Currently, the <Say> verb is able to properly pronounce words from several languages. For example:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<Response>
     <Say language="es">Hola mono.</Say>
</Response>

When you set the “voice” attribute in the <Say> verb to “man” or “woman”, the following languages are supported:

  • English with an American accent (en)
  • English with a British accent (en-gb)
  • Spanish (es)
  • French (fr)
  • German (de)
  • Italian (it)

Setting the “voice” attribute to our multi-lingual engine “alice” gives you access to 26 dialects supported with improved text-to-speech engine. For the complete list of languages “alice” supports, check out here. To give an example, the following TwiML says “Hello” twice in Brazilian Portuguese:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<Response>
       <Say voice="alice" language="pt-BR" loop="2">Bom dia.</Say>
</Response>

If no language is specified in <Say>, the default language is English with an American accent (en).