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Synthesising your own speech

A 43 year-old man from Bolton who has motor neurone disease could become the first person in the UK to use a speech synthesiser of his own voice.

Sally Williams reports on Laurence Brewer, who wanted so much to be able to communicate with his son that he is now recording hundreds of phrases so his speech patterns can be synthesised.

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