siri_ios_7_iconAround the world, Apple's text-to-speech functionality offers 32 voices for various languages, which have been compiled by Tes Mat, developer of the app Vocab Ninja.

Mat has created a website that offers a sample of the text-to-speech function saying "Luke, I am your father," in all of the available text-to-speech languages, ranging from Arabic to Turkish.

Each voice clip is available in both standard and enhanced quality, a higher quality version of VoiceOver that has been available since iOS 7.

The site has been updated for iOS 7.1, adding newly introduced enhanced voices in Mandarin Chinese, UK English, Australian English, and Japanese. Each of the different voices and languages available on the Apple operating system can be accessed by visiting the Vocab Ninja website.

Update 1:46 PM PT: This article incorrectly stated that the available voices were for Siri, rather than for text-to-speech. Siri is available in 15 different countries listed here.

Top Rated Comments

DeltaMac Avatar
127 months ago
The mandarin one is weird. It uses bu (不)for Luke, which means no or not.

So, the literal translation is: No, I am your father.
That literal translation is accurate...
You fell for the same myth, which is a mis-quote from the movie...
If you check, you'll find that the Star Wars quote REALLY was "No. I am your father" (not "Luke , I am your father")
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akm3 Avatar
127 months ago
That literal translation is accurate...
You fell for the same myth, which is a mis-quote from the movie...
If you check, you'll find that the Star Wars quote REALLY was "No. I am your father" (not "Luke , I am your father")

My memory (geeks correct me if I'm wrong)

Vader: "Obi-wan never told you what happened to your father"
Luke: "He told me enough; he told me YOU killed him!"
Vader: "No. I am your father!"
Luke: "Nooooooo! Noo! noo! That's not true that's IMPOSSIBLE!!!"
Vader: "Search your feelings blah blah"
<extended luke> / "scream like wuss and/or emperor after you jump"
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Georgij Avatar
127 months ago
They have even more voices on OS X, and the voice pack is also larger.

Settings > Dictation & Speech > Text to Speech
Then click 'System Voices' and 'Customize...'
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DamoTheBrave Avatar
127 months ago
The new Australian voice sounds much worse. Harder to understand and far more synthetic.

Hoping they've only gone backwards so they can build on something.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nunyabinez Avatar
127 months ago
That literal translation is accurate...
You fell for the same myth, which is a mis-quote from the movie...
If you check, you'll find that the Star Wars quote REALLY was "No. I am your father" (not "Luke , I am your father")

Well, at least my mandarin was right. :D
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ghettochris Avatar
127 months ago
Someone compile samples into a youtube link for the lazy please. :cool:
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