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Language code: lo-LA
Lao (lo-LA) is the official language of Laos. It's also known as Laotian, reflecting its origin and the people who speak it. It is a tonal language and a member of the Tai-Kadai language family. Approximately 5 million people speak Lao, primarily in Laos (official language).
The language possesses unique pronunciation characteristics, distinct grammar rules, and intricate phonetics. This includes specific articulation patterns and standalone sounds, setting it apart from many other languages.
Tones. Lao is a tonal language, which means the meaning of a word can change based on the tone in which it's pronounced. There are six distinct tones in Lao: low, mid, high, rising, high-falling, and low-falling.
Vowels. Laotian has a relatively complex vowel system with both short and long vowels. Each vowel has its own distinct pronunciation, which can be altered by the tone.
Glottalized Sounds. Some words in this language are pronounced with a glottal stop, which is a sudden pause in the airflow. It's like the sound in the middle of "uh-oh" in English.
With advancements in artificial intelligence and neural network technology, synthesizing speech for Lao has seen significant progress. SpeechGen focuses on these linguistic nuances to provide a clear and natural Lao voice output. The tool captures essential features of the language, ensuring the synthesized voice sounds as authentic as possible.