Speech for units that don't have snds file

I have a file called deGuardianElmeti_snds.mods.xml

It turns out that this unit doesn’t have a snds file ind the sound.bar

I used
<protounit mergeMode='replace' name="deGuardianElmeti">

<protounit name="deGuardianElmeti">

I removed the .mods extension in the file and now it works.
I thought that this may be of use for people

I’m lying. I was actually writing a post to ask for help and during writing I made it work.