EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


Modelling Fundamental Frequency in First Post-tonic Syllables in Danish Sentences

Niels Reinholt Petersen

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The work reported in the paper continues previous research on the description of Danish intonation in mathematical terms using a linear regression model. The present paper focuses on the first post-tonic syllable which constitutes the fundamental frequency peak in the stress group in Standard Danish. The results indicate that--in contradistinction to the stressed syllables--the F0 variation over the sentence in the first post-tonics is explained mainly by their position in the sentence, and to a much lesser degree by their position in the prosodic phrase.

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Bibliographic reference.  Petersen, Niels Reinholt (2001): "Modelling fundamental frequency in first post-tonic syllables in danish sentences", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 939-942.