ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005

Physiological study of whispered speech in Moroccan Arabic

Chakir Zeroual, John H. Esling, Lise Crevier-Buchman

The analysis of pictures extracted from endoscopic video images filmed during isolated Moroccan Arabic /i1C1i2C2/ items (where C1 = fricatives + C2 = plosives), showed that: All the segments of a whispered item are produced with an anterior-posterior epilaryngeal compression, an adduction of the ventricular bands and of the membranous part of the glottis, and an opening at the level of its cartilaginous part. Glottal aperture differences observed in normal speech between voiceless consonants tend, in the whispered speech, to be maintained between the fricatives, and to be neutralised between the plosives. We did not observe regular laryngeal articulatory differences between all the whispered consonant pairs corresponding, in normal speech, to the linguistic "voicing" contrast.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-427

Cite as: Zeroual, C., Esling, J.H., Crevier-Buchman, L. (2005) Physiological study of whispered speech in Moroccan Arabic. Proc. Interspeech 2005, 1069-1072, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-427

  author={Chakir Zeroual and John H. Esling and Lise Crevier-Buchman},
  title={{Physiological study of whispered speech in Moroccan Arabic}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2005},