The prosody tag is what you'll want to use to adjust speed
Try this to speed up the entire phrase
<prosody rate="x-fast">This text is read really fast. Instead of using labels, I can also type in numbers.</prosody>
Try this to speed up one word
This <prosody rate="110%">word</prosody> will be read 10% faster.
Edited by: vabtm on Nov 17, 2020 7:59 PM
Thank you so much!
If you want to emphasize a word or even just one syllable, sometimes slowing down the speech and simultaneously increasing the volume will do the trick. I typically increase the volume by 1 to 4 dB, and slow down the speech by 10 or 15%.
For example, I used this code for Matthew in SSML.<speak> how can you <prosody volume="+5dB" rate="80%"> possibly</prosody> get any taller. </speak>
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