The first really multilingual speech database produced in Europe. Equivalent corpora for each of the European languages: same number of speakers selected in the same way, and recorded in the same conditions with common file formats. Initially eight European countries have made recordings: Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, France. Additional recordings have been then completed (thanks to CEE Esprit Project SAM-A), in Greece, Spain and Portugal. The content consists of Numbers, Passages, Sentences and CVC. More than sixty speakers per language.