ISCA Archive Interspeech 2006
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2006

Nasality perception of vowels in different language background

Shahina Haque, Tomio Takara

Nasality is a distinctive feature of Bangla vowels. In this paper, we describe our study on nasality perception of Bangla vowels by Bangla and Japanese listeners. We discuss an interesting result that Japanese listeners perceive most Bangla nasal /¡­i/ as Japanese non-nasal /u/. As the amount of nasalization of /¡­i/ was increased synthetically, perception of this vowel change was found to be more categorical for Japanese listeners than that of Bangla listeners¡¯ vowel perception.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2006-292

Cite as: Haque, S., Takara, T. (2006) Nasality perception of vowels in different language background. Proc. Interspeech 2006, paper 1108-Tue1BuP.5, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2006-292

  author={Shahina Haque and Tomio Takara},
  title={{Nasality perception of vowels in different language background}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2006},
  pages={paper 1108-Tue1BuP.5},