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

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Lengthening in the Quranic Recitation: Duration and Pitch Contours

Mohamed Yeou

Chouaib Doukkali University, Morocco

The present paper considers the realization of vowel lengthening in the Quranic recitation by six professional reciters: three Egyptians and three Saudis. The study is focused on two types of lengthening: 4-beat obligatory lengthening and 6-beat compulsory lengthening. The two groups of reciters displayed several important differences in the production of lengthening: duration values and the use of F0 contours.

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Bibliographic reference.  Yeou, Mohamed (2003): "Lengthening in the Quranic recitation: duration and pitch contours", In ICPhS-15, 2485-2488.