14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-14)

San Francisco, CA, USA
August 1-7, 1999

Slovenian Speech Timing at Different Speaking Rates

J. Gros, F. Miheli, N. Paveši

Artificial Perception Laboratory, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of 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 SQEL 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 phones and phoneme groups for the Slovenian language.


  1. Gros, J., Paveši, N. and Miheli, F. 1996. A text-to-speech system for the Slovenian language. Proceedings of the EUSIPCO'96. Trieste, 1043-1046

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Bibliographic reference.  Gros, J. / Miheli, F. / Paveši, N. (1999): "Slovenian speech timing at different speaking rates", In ICPhS-14, 261-264.