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Proceedings of the First Workshop on Language Technologies for African Languages - AfLaT '09
This paper presents a speech synthesis system for Amharic language and describes and how the important prosodic features of the language were modeled in the system. The developed Amharic Text-to-Speech system (AmhTTS) is parametric and rule-based that employs a cepstral method. The system uses a source filter model for speech production and a Log Magnitude Approximation (LMA) filter as the vocal tract filter. The intelligibility and naturalness of the system was evaluated by word and sentencedoi:10.3115/1564508.1564517 fatcat:surr6fifn5c4jgzv2hdxnl5gr4