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

Banff, Alberta, Canada
October 13-16, 1992

Phonetic Universals and Hindi Segment Duration

Manjari Ohala, John J. Ohala

Department of Linguistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

We report initial results of an acoustic phonetic study of Hindi designed to further text-to-speech synthesis of the language. We explore the usefulness of prior work on phonetic universals in predicting sub-phonemic phonetic variation. We conclude that phonetic universals cannot always predict such variation but it does serve to direct the search for it.

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Bibliographic reference.  Ohala, Manjari / Ohala, John J. (1992): "Phonetic universals and hindi segment duration", In ICSLP-1992, 831-834.