E SpeakNG

eSpeak NG Text-to-Speech is a formant-synthesis text-to-speech engine. It does give a robotic voice, but is relatively fast and simple to get going. It may thus be an interesting alternative, at least in initial trials.



When building espeak-ng using macports libs, configure as follows:

./configure LDFLAGS=" -L/opt/local/lib"

The rest as documented.

I have not yet tested make install, which may require additional adjustments.