EUROSPEECH 2003 - INTERSPEECH 2003
A study of the durational characteristics of Hindi stop consonants in spoken sentences was carried out. An annotated and time-aligned Hindi speech database was used in the experiment. The influences of aspiration, voicing and gemination on the durations of closure and post-release segments of plosives as well as the duration of the preceding vowel were studied. It was observed that the post-release duration of a plosive changes systematically with manner of articulation. However, due to its large variation in continuous speech, the post-release duration alone is not sufficient to identify the manner of articulation of Hindi stops as hypothesised in earlier studies. A low value of the ratio of the duration of a vowel to the closure duration of the following plosive is a reliable indicator of gemination in Hindi stop consonants in continuous speech.
Bibliographic reference. Samudravijaya, K. (2003): "Durational characteristics of hindi stop consonants", In EUROSPEECH-2003, 81-84.