Re: [NTLK] I want to make my Newton sing...

From: Josh Burker (
Date: Thu Dec 02 2004 - 17:49:23 PST

On Dec 2, 2004, at 12:53 AM, wrote:
> Charles Kelly's Macintalk Songs-Site
> or
> the Christmas songs here
> Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 20:33:00 -0800 (PST)
> From: Puckdropper <>
> Subject: Re: [NTLK] I want to make my Newton sing Christmas Carols!
> I only found those two sites with Mac-in-talk songs on
> them when I was looking a few months ago. I did find
> a site that would let you CREATE your own songs,
> though:
> Yes, it's a lot of work. I have considered writting a
> program to do some of the work, but don't have the
> time.
> My Newton singing is its most popular trick. :-)

I have on my Macintosh Classic running System 7.1 with MacinTalk 2 a
set of applications and documents to aid in creating MacinTalk
documents and speech on early Macs. SpeechLab is an apps that lets you
type English into one window and have the Mac speak it and output the
properly formatted MacinTalk "speech" in another window. I suppose the
enterprising individual might be able to transfer that text from an old
Mac to a Newton. I tried the application, evidently part of the
PlainTalk/Text-to-Speech 1.4.1 package, in Classic on 10.3.6 and it
crashed; it crashes in 9.2.2 as well. Looks like you need to run it on
the good old hardware.

Additionally, there is a MacinTalk document that shows Phonetic
equivalents; I put a slightly-off version on my NPDS server, which you
can find on one of the Trackers:

I cannot seem to locate the installer for PlainTalk/Text-to-Speech
1.4.1 on the internet, but should you have an old Mac around with
MacinTalk 2 installed, I would be happy to send you this intriguing
Macintalk 2 folder, off list, of course.

Josh Burker

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