14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-14)
San Francisco, CA, USA
Structural segmental properties offer a partial account of patterns of devoicing in English vowels. HLsyn is used to test the validity of explanations in terms of articulatoryacoustic relations that are thought to underlie realizations found in English and German. Manipulation and appropriate phasing of parameters corresponding to subglottal pressure, degree of tongue-blade constriction and degree of glottal opening generate a range of convincing realizations that mirror those found in genuinely natural speech.
Bibliographic reference. Rodgers, Jonathan (1999): "Higher-level synthesis of devoiceable syllables", In ICPhS-14, 519-522.