The ESCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis

September 25-28, 1990
Autrans, France

Hadifix : A System for German Speech Synthesis Based on Demisyllables, Diphones and Suffixes

Thomas Portele, Walter Sendlmeier, Wolfgang Hess

Institut für Kommunikationsforschung und Phonetik, Universität Bonn, Bonn, Germany

The system presented in this paper produces synthetic speech by concatenating three types of units to generate a syllable. While the initial unit is a classic demisyllable, the final demisyllable is split into a VC diphone and an optional suffix containing the final consonant cluster. Rules controlling the synthetisizing process are formulated in a language especially developed for text-to-speech synthesis. A set of rules for duration control and concatenation is presented.

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Bibliographic reference.  Portele, Thomas / Sendlmeier, Walter / Hess, Wolfgang (1990): "Hadifix : a system for German speech synthesis based on demisyllables, diphones and suffixes", In SSW1-1990, 161-164.