ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2010
ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2010

Word-level prosody in Sotho-Tswana

Sabine Zerbian, Etienne Barnard

We introduce an algorithm to derive word-level tone assignments for the Sotho-Tswana languages. Prerequisite inputs are identified, and the steps to transform these inputs to tone assignments for each syllable are described. Manual implementation of the algorithm shows very good agreement with tone levels measured in a small Sotho-Tswana corpus.

Index Terms: Sotho-Tswana prosody, tone rules

Cite as: Zerbian, S., Barnard, E. (2010) Word-level prosody in Sotho-Tswana. Proc. Speech Prosody 2010, paper 861

  author={Sabine Zerbian and Etienne Barnard},
  title={{Word-level prosody in Sotho-Tswana}},
  booktitle={Proc. Speech Prosody 2010},
  pages={paper 861}