Speechcon Cross-Reference Chart (updated September 12, 2019)

The English Regional Cross Reference chart has been updated. Recently Amazon added 100+ additional Speechcons (mostly EN/US). The chart is on a web page, but there is a downloadable pdf as well.

The cross reference is handy for two reasons. First, it is useful when designing skills being deployed to multiple regions (EN/US, EN/UK, EN/AU, EN/CA and EN/IN). The chart can help you to quickly see which Speechcons are available among the various regions, and which are not.

Second, the full SSML “Say As” tag with each individual interjection is included. This makes it easy to copy/paste the SSML tag, without having to “build” each one.

If you see any errors, or notice even more new Speechcons when Amazon makes them available, please let me know. Thanks.

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Could you help me understand which tags I need to use within a speak block in VF to get a speechcon to work (project language is German = DE) ?

should be like this:

<say-as interpret-as="interjection">ach du liebe zeit</say-as>.

It doesn’t seem to work if I use that in the speak block. Selecting it from the sub menu (add effect >> interpretation >> expressions >> interjection) results in the same thing results in the same thing:
When I try the sound preview, the whole speaking block stays absolutely quiet (not just the word ). Can someone cross check that (maybe even a German user?) if it’s really broken right now, or if it’s just me?

I guess sound preview works only when using other voices than Alexa (as default). Alexa’s voice works only on Alexa developer console and echo devices.

So interjections are working for you right now in VF? Because that’s not the problem I have. I tested this in another language (not just German) and with a voice other than “Alexa”. And still, the playback gets stuck and I don’t hear anything at all. I can only press stop and remove the interjection.
@tahsim can you help maybe?

This is my guess.

<say-as interpret-as="interjection"> SSML tag is Alexa’s exclusive feature and works only in Alexa Developer Console or Echo devices. Amazon does not open all Alexa’s features for 3rd party. So instead, Voiceflow’s audio preview seems using Amazon Polly and Amazon Polly does support <say-as> SSML tag but does not support interjection attribute.

https://docs.aws.amazon.com/en_US/polly/latest/dg/supportedtags.html#say-as-tag

These are very similar features but not completely same and there are some differences. If you want to try intejection, you should upload your skill to ADC and test on it.

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