spd-say − send text-to-speech output request to speech-dispatcher
spd-say [options] "some text"
spd-say sends text-to-speech output request to speech-dispatcher process which handles it and ideally outputs the result to the audio system.
Set the rate of the speech (between −100 and +100, default: 0)
Set the pitch of the speech (between −100 and +100, default: 0)
Set the volume (intensity) of the speech (between −100 and +100, default: 0)
Set the output module
Set the language (iso code)
Set the preferred voice type (male1, male2, male3, female1, female2, female3, child_male, child_female)
Set the punctuation mode (none, some, all)
Spell the message
Set SSML mode on (default: off)
Pipe from stdin to stdout plus Speech Dispatcher
Set priority of the message (important, message, text, notification, progress; default: text)
Set the application name used to establish the connection to specified string value (default: spd−say)
Set the connection name used to establish the connection to specified string value (default: main)
Wait till the message is spoken or discarded
Stop speaking the message being spoken in Speech Dispatcher
Cancel all messages in Speech Dispatcher
Print version and copyright info
Print this info
specifies TCP endpoint where speech-dispatcher is listening and to which spd-say should connect. Has form of <method>:<address>, where <method> is one of unix_socket and inet_socket. The <address> is either path to Unix domain socket if method is unix_socket, of IP address if method is inet_socket.
The full documentation for spd-say is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and spd-say programs are properly installed at your site, the command
should give you access to the complete manual.