gender voice variants

Mark Davis ☕ mark at
Tue Dec 18 22:06:00 CET 2012

Having a distinction between formal and informal, or between fvoice and
mvoice may be reasonable.

But denoting facts about the speaker are a massive slippery slope, and
really belong somewhere else. One can foresee the path from

   - male speaker, then
   - elderly speaker, then
   - male, elderly, speaks-like-Jack-Nickelson speaker

Mark <>
*— Il meglio è l’inimico del bene —*

On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 10:50 AM, Caoimhin O Donnaile <
caoimhin at> wrote:

> "I want the audio prompts in the UI to be in Czech and in a male voice".
> If you start using the subtag to denote the gender of the speaker rather
> than language variety, then how would you label Japanese women’s language
> spoken by a male, or vice-versa?
> Caoimhín
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