Acoustic and Articulatory Study of Ewe Vowels: A Comparative Study of Male and Female

Kowovi Comivi Alowonou, Jianguo Wei, Wenhuan Lu, Zhicheng Liu, Kiyoshi Honda, Jianwu Dang


In order to investigate the difference in Ewe males and Ewe females during the production of Ewe vowels, results from the comparative quantitative and qualitative assessments of tongue shape and movement using ultrasound imaging as well as the comparative evaluation of F1 and F2 frequency values from data collected from 9 Ewe male speakers and 6 Ewe female speakers, were presented in this study. The results showed that vowels are produced with higher formant frequencies by Ewe female speakers compared to Ewe male speakers, except for the vowel /ε/ produced with a lower F1 frequency by Ewe females. The articulatory results showed a higher and more forwarder tongue configuration for Ewe male compared to female counterparts.


 DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2019-2196

Cite as: Alowonou, K.C., Wei, J., Lu, W., Liu, Z., Honda, K., Dang, J. (2019) Acoustic and Articulatory Study of Ewe Vowels: A Comparative Study of Male and Female. Proc. Interspeech 2019, 1776-1780, DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2019-2196.


@inproceedings{Alowonou2019,
  author={Kowovi Comivi Alowonou and Jianguo Wei and Wenhuan Lu and Zhicheng Liu and Kiyoshi Honda and Jianwu Dang},
  title={{Acoustic and Articulatory Study of Ewe Vowels: A Comparative Study of Male and Female}},
  year=2019,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2019},
  pages={1776--1780},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2019-2196},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2019-2196}
}