15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Czech Vocalic System in Realizations of Individual Speakers

Barbora Hedbávná

Charles University, Czech Republic

The present paper is an attempt to find some individual characteristics of speakers based on the vowel formant analyses of Czech vowels. We give a brief description of the Czech vocalic system and observe how this scheme, considered as the optimal standard, is realized by several speakers. Our characteristics of a speaker are not based on absolute physical properties of vowels nor on their com-parison with referential values, but mainly on the mutual relation between vowel areas in one individual vowel system, including variability of formant frequencies and possible overlapping of two or more areas.

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Bibliographic reference.  Hedbávná, Barbora (2003): "Czech vocalic system in realizations of individual speakers", In ICPhS-15, 679-682.