EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology
2nd INTERSPEECH Event

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001

                 

Schwa-assimilation in Danish Synthetic Speech

Christian Jensen

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Assimilation of schwa into surrounding sonorant consonants is a vital feature of natural Danish speech. It varies with speaking rate and speaking style and is more likely to occur in some phonological contexts than in others. This presents some problems for the implementation of the process into a Danish text-to-speech system.

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Bibliographic reference.  Jensen, Christian (2001): "Schwa-assimilation in danish synthetic speech", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 341-344.