What Languages can the <Say> TwiML Verb Speak?

The <Say> TwiML verb is able to properly pronounce words from over 25 different languages using a number of different Text-to-Speech (TTS) voices. Voices and languages are declared in your TwiML response using the <Say> verb's voice and language attributes. For help forming TwiML TTS responses, please see Twilio Docs: TwiML Voice - <Say>.

Man and Woman Voices

Twilio's basic Man and Woman voices support the following languages:

Language Value
English (American) en
English (British) en-gb 
Spanish es
French fr
German de
Italian it 

Alice Voice

Twilio's basic Alice voice uses an improved engine that is capable of speaking 26 total dialects (18 languages and 14 locales):

Language Value
Catalan ca-ES
Danish da-DK
German de-DE
English (Australian) en-AU
English (Canadian) en-CA
English (British) en-GB
English (Indian) en-IN
English (American) en-US
Spanish (Castilian) es-ES
Spanish (Latin American) es-MX
Finnish fi-FI
French (Canadian) fr-CA
French (European) fr-FR
Italian it-IT
Japanese ja-JP 
Korean ko-KR 
Norwegian nb-NO 
Dutch nl-NL 
Polish pl-PL 
Portuguese (Brazilian) pt-BR
Portuguese (European) pt-PT
Russian ru-RU 
Swedish sv-SE
Chinese (Mandarin) zh-CN
Chinese (Cantonese) zh-HK
Chinese (Taiwanese Mandarin) zh-TW 

Amazon Polly Voices

Amazon Polly voices each support a specific language and locale. Polly voices are also fully customizable for pronunciations, speed, tone, and more. For more information, please see our article Getting Started with Amazon Polly Text-to-Speech

Language Value Voice
Welsh cy-GB Polly.Gwyneth
Danish da-DK Polly.Mads
Polly.Naja
German de-DE Polly.Hans
Polly.Marlene
Polly.Vicki
English (Australian) en-AU Polly.Nicole
Polly.Russell
English (British) en-GB Polly.Amy
Polly.Brian
Polly.Emma
English (Welsh) en-GB-WLS Polly.Geraint
English (Indian) en-IN Polly.Aditi
Polly.Raveena
English (American) en-US Polly.Ivy
Polly.Joanna
Polly.Joey
Polly.Justin
Polly.Kendra
Polly.Kimberly
Polly.Matthew
Polly.Salli
Spanish (Castilian) es-ES Polly.Conchita
Polly.Enrique
Spanish (Latin American) es-US Polly.Miguel
Polly.Penelope
French (Canadian) fr-CA Polly.Chantal
French fr-FR Polly.Celine
Polly.Mathieu
Hindi hi-IN Polly.Aditi
Icelandic is-IS Polly.Dora
Polly.Karl
Italian it-IT Polly.Carla
Polly.Giorgio
Japanese ja-JP  Polly.Mizuki
Polly.Takumi
Korean ko-KR  Polly.Seoyeon
Norwegian nb-NO  Polly.Liv
Dutch nl-NL  Polly.Lotte
Polly.Ruben
Polish pl-PL  Polly.Ewa
Polly.Jan
Polly.Maja
Portuguese (Brazilian) pt-BR Polly.Ricardo
Polly.Vitoria
Portuguese (European) pt-PT Polly.Cristiano
Polly.Ines
Romanian ro-RO Polly.Carmen
Russian ru-RU  Polly.Maxim
Polly.Tatyana
Swedish sv-SE Polly.Astrid
Turkish tr-TR Polly.Filiz

 

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