5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

A Corpus-Based Approach to Diphthong Analysis of Standard Slovenian

Bojan Petek (1), Rastislav Sustarsic (2)

University of Ljubljana, (1) Faculty of Computer and Information Science; (2) Faculty of Arts; Ljubljana, Slovenia

This paper presents an inventory and relative frequency estimation of glides on the 527,190 word-form Standard Slovenian lexicon. Detailed acoustic-phonetic measurements for the first four most frequent glides /ai/, /au/, /ou/, and /ei/ in stressed syllables are given. Inspection of their formant trajectory plots enabeled measurements of the first four formants in the onset and offset steady-states. Normalized duration patterns for the onset steady-state, glide and offset steady-state are also given. Results represent a broader view to the recently published JIPA paper [4] and are an initial step towards the decision on the most appropriate allophonic symbols to be used in narrow transcription for the glides of Standard Slovenian.

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Bibliographic reference.  Petek, Bojan / Sustarsic, Rastislav (1997): "A corpus-based approach to diphthong analysis of standard Slovenian", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 767-770.