ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1997
ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1997

Catalan vowel duration

Lourdes Aguilar, Julia A. Gimenez, Maria Machuca, Rafael Marin, Montse Riera

The temporal organization of discourse has produced a great deal of works in several languages pointing to different aims: from studies where the identification of cues about the planning of linguistic message is treated to studies in which duration models for text-to- speech systems are proposed. This work is a first step towards the description of Catalan vowel duration. Considering the Catalan vowel system, two subsystems can be distinguished according to stress: stressed vowels: /i/, /e/, /E/, /a/, /O/, /o/, /u/, and unstressed vowels /i/, /u/, /@/. The purpose of the present study is to provide data for Catalan vowels in order to achieve a data-oriented description and at the same time a predictive model suitable to be implemented in a TTS system.

doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-261

Cite as: Aguilar, L., Gimenez, J.A., Machuca, M., Marin, R., Riera, M. (1997) Catalan vowel duration. Proc. 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1997), 771-774, doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-261

  author={Lourdes Aguilar and Julia A. Gimenez and Maria Machuca and Rafael Marin and Montse Riera},
  title={{Catalan vowel duration}},
  booktitle={Proc. 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1997)},