ISCA Archive SSW 1990
ISCA Archive SSW 1990

Predicting sound segment duration in connected speech: an acoustical study of brazilian portuguese

Antonio R. M. Simoes

The relationship between lower level linguistic components (phonetics/phonology) and higher level linguistic components (syntax, discourse) is studied from the experimental analysis of the temporal organization of the three extreme vowels [i], [a], and [u]. D. Klatt's (1976) model, based on American English, is examined in order to know how it could be adapted to Brazilian Portuguese. Following this comparison, rules are proposed to predict sound-segment duration of Brazilian Portuguese in continuous speech. Data for this investigation were obtained from one speaker from Rio de Janeiro who read a text for children containing over one thousand words.


Cite as: Simoes, A.R.M. (1990) Predicting sound segment duration in connected speech: an acoustical study of brazilian portuguese. Proc. First ESCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis (SSW 1), 173-176

@inproceedings{simoes90_ssw,
  author={Antonio R. M. Simoes},
  title={{Predicting sound segment duration in connected speech: an acoustical study of brazilian portuguese}},
  year=1990,
  booktitle={Proc. First ESCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis (SSW 1)},
  pages={173--176}
}