Second International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP'92)

Banff, Alberta, Canada
October 13-16, 1992

Consonants for Female Speech Synthesis

Inger Karlsson

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

This study reports on some results from an ongoing project to systematically describe consonants in female speech. All Swedish consonants and consonant allophones have been recorded in nonsense words read in a carrier phrase. The acoustic properties for the consonants are measured by inverse filtering and by matching natural speech with synthetic speech. The results are tested, using the KTH speech synthesis system. The aim of the project is to produce natural-sounding female text-to-speech synthesis.

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Bibliographic reference.  Karlsson, Inger (1992): "Consonants for female speech synthesis", In ICSLP-1992, 491-494.