5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

Syllable and Segment Duration at Different Speaking Rates in the Slovenian Language

Jerneja Gros, Nikola Pavesic, France Mihelic

Artificial Perception Laboratory. Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Speech timing at different speaking rates was studied for the Slovenian language and the results were applied in the two level duration prediction model in the Slovenian text-to-speech system S5 [1]. In order to provide the synthesiser with the possibility to pronounce input text with several speaking rates, tests were made to study the impact of speaking rate on syllable duration and duration of individual phonemes and phoneme groups for the Slovenian language.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Gros, Jerneja / Pavesic, Nikola / Mihelic, France (1997): "Syllable and segment duration at different speaking rates in the Slovenian language", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 951-954.