Second European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Genova, Italy
September 24-26, 1991


Source-Tract Coupling and the Subglottal System in an Articulatory Synthesizer

L. Trinh Van, Bernard Guérin, E. Castelli

Institut de la Communication Parl6e INPG/ENSERG - University Stendhal, Grenoble, France

We describe a synthesizer in the time-domain and in particular a method of source-tract coupling. In our synthesizer, a two-mass model represents vocal folds. The vocal tract simulation is based on the Kelly-Lochbaum model. To solve the problem of source-tract coupling, vocal folds are considered as a special tube of the vocal tract. A subglottal system has also been studied within the context of a model of speech aerodynamics. Keywords: articulatory synthesizer, source-tract coupling, subglottal system, aerodynamic processes of speech.

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Bibliographic reference.  Van, L. Trinh / Guérin, Bernard / Castelli, E. (1991): "Source-tract coupling and the subglottal system in an articulatory synthesizer", In EUROSPEECH-1991, 267-270.