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How to get questions to sound natural

Crafting questions that sound natural can be challenging in English due to the many tonal variations we use to convey meaning. While questions don't always require a rising inflection at the end of a sentence, upward inflection mid-sentence is very common to express an inquiring tone.

Our AI is constantly learning to create natural-sounding voiceovers, but there are a few tips you can use to help ensure the right inflection:

Tips to help the Voice Avatar get the right inflection

  1. Try recording multiple takes. Because our voice avatars make a unique prediction each time you render, you’ll notice subtle differences in their performances, even if you don’t make any changes.
  2. Add a comma before the final word or leave off punctuation at the end of the sentence to help guide the AI's inflection. For example: How are you doing, today? or How are you doing today
  3. Use a combination of punctuation marks like commas, ellipses, and quotation marks to emphasize certain words or phrases. For example: How are you doing, "today"? or How are "you" doing, "today"?
  4. Place quotes around words in the middle of the sentence to emphasize them. For example: How are "you" doing today?

Still not right?

If you're still having trouble getting your questions to sound just right, don't hesitate to contact our support team. We're always happy to help!