The speech synthesizer is a device which plugged into the expansion
port on the side of 99/4 or 99/4A. The speech produced by the speech
synthesizer is very good. The speech synthesizer contains 373 different
words and phrases. You are not limited to only these words and phrases, as
you could use a few different modules to create any words or phrases
you wish. One module is the Speech Editor, and another is the
Terminal Emulator II. With either of the above modules, you can
make the speech synthesizer say anything.
There were many modules which took advantage of the speech synthesizer, and
this was a piece of hardware that many folks owned.
For a time you could get a speech synthesizer free, by purchasing 6
modules and sending in the box tops, this is how I got my first one.