Acoustic Durational Properties of Sonorant as Syllable Boundaries in Text-to-Speech Synthesis

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 223)


Understanding the acoustic properties of phonetic unit is the key for concatenating natural speech in text-to-speech synthesis. In this paper, two sonorant, /n/ and /l/, are chosen as the target phonemes to learn their acoustic durational behaviors in CV and VC phonetic sequences. The results show that both share similarities and differences in durational behaviors with two variables of stress and position. Moreover, /n/ behaves more stable than /l/ both as onsets and codas. Their segmental application in TTS system (Text-to-Speech system) is discussed finally.


/N/ /L/ CV VC Duration Stress Position Boundary Text-to-speech synthesis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The School of Cultures and CommunicationsZhejiang University of Media and CommunicationsHangzhouChina

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