Here's my attempt at getting Magik to talk in multiple languages...
v << ole_client.create_object("sapi.spvoice")
v.speak("ggooten abendd. vilkommen")
v.speak("good evening. welcome")
The German spelling is atrocious, but I found that you sometimes have to butcher the spelling to get the voice software to do a better pronunciation.
Imagine the possibilities now that Smallworld has found its voice!