First European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Paris, France
September 27-29, 1989

Positional Variants of Swedish Sonorants in an Analysis-Synthesis Scheme

Rolf Carlson, Lennart Nord

Department of Speech Communication and Music Acoustics, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

Analysis and synthesis of positional variants of the Swedish consonants /r,j,l,v/ are reported, and strategies for synthesis work on sonoraiits are discussed. Specifically, the analysis of /r/ shows a complex picture with a set of allophones, using different acoustic cues. Based on analysis of fluent text material, sonorant rules affecting both source and resonator features were formulated and tested. Special efforts were made to handle the realization of consonant clusters.

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Bibliographic reference.  Carlson, Rolf / Nord, Lennart (1989): "Positional variants of Swedish sonorants in an analysis-synthesis scheme", In EUROSPEECH-1989, 1458-1461.