You will find your self at a prompt like the one below
Your speech synthesis system is ready to accept any input from you. To get your system to talk to you, try out the following command.
festival> (SayText "type the text you want to hear over here")
The brackets are required here and the text to be spoken must be enclosed in double quotes. If you have a text file with something in it that you want to hear, use the following command.
festival> (tts "filename")
Replace "filename" with the relative path to your text file and make sure that the text in stored in a plain ASCII text file. You can use tab here to quickly find the file that you are looking for. This was working in Festival within its interactive shell mode. You could also call Festival from the command prompt. If you have a plain ASCII text file that you would like to hear, you could make use of the following command.
bash# festival --tts file_name
In the above command replace "file_name" with the relative path to the
plain ASCII text file. For more information on using Festival, check out
the MAN pages. More documentation is available in texinfo and HTML
format. Typing help at the festival prompt brings up a list of useful
Nepali Text-to-Speech by Sameer Maskey:
My Nepali Text to Speech (TTS):