As for Speak & Spell hardware. I should be able to get the CPU core in MESS working to support TMC0270. But I think improving the speech chip emulation is not in my alley of expertise, more for Lord Nightmare and maybe couriersud.

I typed in the Speak & Math ROM from patent 4946391, both the HEX codes and the source code (I can be nearly certain the type-in is correct by verifying it with a quick assembler tool i wrote)