Gets the english pronunciation of a phrase

say() { mplayer "http://translate.google.com/translate_tts?q=$1"; }
Usage examples: say hello say "hello world" say hello+world

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By: daa
2011-09-08 03:34:24

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I would add a >/dev/null 2>&1 at the end of the line so it'll be more elegant. Nice, short solution.
RanyAlbeg · 354 weeks ago
Variant say "hello world" doesn't work, it takes only first argument "hello".. It should be say() { mplayer "http://translate.google.com/translate_tts?q=$(echo $@ | sed 's/[ ]/\+/g')" &>/dev/null; } to correctly process spaces.
aikikode · 353 weeks and 3 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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