SLTU-2008 - First International Workshop on Spoken Languages Technologies for Under-Resourced Languages

Hanoi, Vietnam
May 5-7, 2008

Acoustic Analysis of Bangla Consonants

Firoj Alam, S. M. Murtoza Habib, Mumit Khan

Center for Research on Bangla Language Processing, BRAC University, Bangladesh

This paper describes the acoustic characteristics of Bangla consonants, obtained by analyzing the recordings of male and female voices. First, the duration of each phoneme was identified by averaging both the male and female voice data; then, formant were measured and formant comparison was made for controversial phonemes, which also served to resolve the controversies in the existing phoneme inventories; and finally, a consonant phoneme inventory was designed.

Index Terms — Phoneme inventory, Speech Synthesis, Speech Recognition

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Bibliographic reference.  Alam, Firoj / Habib, S. M. Murtoza / Khan, Mumit (2008): "Acoustic analysis of bangla consonants", In SLTU-2008, 108-113.