Speech Prosody 2010

Chicago, IL, USA
May 10-14, 2010

Effects of a Dynamic F0 on the Perceived Vowel Duration in Japanese

Izumi Takiguchi (1), Hajime Takeyasu (1,2), Mikio Giriko (1)

(1) Graduate School of Humanities, Kobe University, Japan
(2) Kansai University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Japan

This study examined the effect of a dynamic and a level F0 on the perceived duration in Tokyo Japanese. It was found that a rising F0 as well as a falling F0 affect the perceived vowel duration. Specifically, a falling F0 increases the perceived vowel duration regardless of its position in a word compared to a level F0; on the other hand, a rising F0 shows the same effect only on the word final vowel and it decreases the perceived vowel duration in the word initial syllable.

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Bibliographic reference.  Takiguchi, Izumi / Takeyasu, Hajime / Giriko, Mikio (2010): "Effects of a dynamic F0 on the perceived vowel duration in Japanese", In SP-2010, paper 944.