Session Acoustics II:

Acoustics II: Vowels

Type: oral
Chair: Hartmut Traunmüller
Date: Tuesday - August 07, 2007
Time: 13:20
Room: 2 (Orange)


Julien Meyer, LAB, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC)
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  Whistled Turkish is one of the best-preserved whistled forms of languages. The frequency distribution of whistled vowels and the modulations that characterize the whistled consonants are here analyzed. Their articulatory origin is also explained. Moreover, this study provides a detailed insight of the phenomenon of adaptation of whistled speech to the phonology of a given language.
Acoustics II-2 An Acoustical Analysis of the Vowels, Diphthongs and Triphthongs in Hakka Chinese
YUK MAN CHEUNG, City University of Hong Kong
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  The study is a phonetic analysis of the vowels, diphthongs and triphthongs in Meixian Hakka. The formant measurements as well as the temporal organization are presented. Results show that (1) the relative distance between the mid vowels and the high vowels differ in male and female speech in Meixian Hakka; (2) diphthongs in Meixian Hakka may be separated into two categories according to the difference in formant structure relative to the monophthongal vowels and this was supported by the temporal structure of the diphthongs; and (3) the formant frequency data and the temporal organization provide a basis for the transcription of the Meixian Hakka vowel system.
Acoustics II-3 Acoustic Properties of the Kagayanen Vowel Space
Kenneth S Olson, SIL International and University of North Dakota
Jeff Mielke, University of Ottawa
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  We present a preliminary study of the acoustic properties of the Kagayanen vowel space. We find that /ə/ has an F1 value similar to /i/ and /u/ and hence should be classified as a high vowel. The vowel /i/ has a reduced F2 value in closed syllables. For /u/, both F1 and F2 increase in word-final open syllables.

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