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

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


European Portuguese Nasal Vowels: An EMMA Study

A. Teixeira, F. Vaz

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

In this paper new EMMA data regarding European Portuguese nasals is presented. Some details about corpus constitution, recording and annotation is given. First results from analysis are presented. Quantitative analysis of velum movement was done for nasal vowels between stops. For the other contexts representative examples are presented and qualitatively analysed. In all contexts nasal vowels are produced with an initial phase having an high velum position. This result supports our previous work conclusions, of nasal vowels viewed as dynamic sounds were beginning must have dominant lips radiation. Obtained knowledge has application in articulatory synthesis, our motivation for this study.

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Bibliographic reference.  Teixeira, A. / Vaz, F. (2001): "European portuguese nasal vowels: an EMMA study", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 1483-1486.