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Amazon Launches New Alexa Skills Kit Feature for SSML Speechcons

Speechcons are special words and phrases that Alexa pronounces more expressively.

Amazon has announced a new feature for its Alexa Skills Kit (ASK), delivering over 100 special words and phrases such as: abracadabra, achoo, aha, ahem, ahoy, all righty, aloha, baa, bada bing bada boom, bah humbug, bam, bang, batter up, bazinga, checkmate, cheerio, cheers, cheer up, etc.

You can find the full list of supported Speechcons here: Speechcon Reference (Interjections)

And, when you’re looking for even deeper learning, check out IT/Dev Connections 2017. There’s already several Alexa sessions submitted and planned for the 2017 event.


Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

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