Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
Xhosa is an African tone language spoken in South Africa. The relationship between the prosodic features duration, pitch and loudness of Xhosa commands was determined through acoustic analysis and perceptual experimentation. Combining the results of the acoustic analysis and the perceptual experiment proved to be an appropriate method of parameter extraction with which to formulate a prosodic model for the generation of perceptually acceptable imperatives in a practical Xhosa TTS system.
Bibliographic reference. Louw, Philippa H. / Roux, Justus. C. / Botha, Elizabeth. C. (2000): "Synthesizing prosody for commands in a Xhosa TTS system", In ICSLP-2000, vol.3, 263-266.