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Android with a nice Italian accent

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marcus
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Jun2-06, 03:18 PM
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I like how this woman sounds
http://today.reuters.com/tv/videoSto...RelatedVideo-3

She would not have been speaking modern Italian (as in the sample you get to listen to) because she purports to be a 16th Century tuscan lady.

Voice reconstructed from skull and other skeletal measurements derived from the Mona Lisa painting.

I guess you could call this Applied Physical Anthropology.
I can think of other cases where reconstructing the voice of a person from the past might be fun.
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Jun3-06, 12:43 AM
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I like how this woman sounds
http://today.reuters.com/tv/videoSto...RelatedVideo-3

She would not have been speaking modern Italian (as in the sample you get to listen to) because she purports to be a 16th Century tuscan lady.

Voice reconstructed from skull and other skeletal measurements derived from the Mona Lisa painting.

I guess you could call this Applied Physical Anthropology.
I can think of other cases where reconstructing the voice of a person from the past might be fun.
This kind of voice reconstruction has also been done with the dimensions found in the remains of a Parasaurolophus dinosaur. Not quite a "Da Vinci subject" but still a relative study!

http://www.sandia.gov/LabNews/LN12-1...aur_story.html


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