8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Antwerp, Belgium
August 27-31, 2007

F0 Analysis of Perceptual Distance Among Cantonese Level Tones

Rerrario Shui-Ching Ho, Yoshinori Sagisaka

Waseda University, Japan

This paper presents an acoustical analysis of the pitch height of the four level tones of Cantonese in search for a quantitative relationship of their perceptual distance. Our preliminary measurements and calculations give the first evidence that the conventional representations were mostly mistaken.

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Bibliographic reference.  Ho, Rerrario Shui-Ching / Sagisaka, Yoshinori (2007): "F0 analysis of perceptual distance among Cantonese level tones", In INTERSPEECH-2007, 1038-1041.