Second International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP'92)
Banff, 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.
Bibliographic reference. Ohala, Manjari / Ohala, John J. (1992): "Phonetic universals and hindi segment duration", In ICSLP-1992, 831-834.