Analysis and modeling of fundamental frequency contours of hindi utterances

Hiroya Fujisaki, Sumio Ohno
2005 Interspeech 2005   unpublished
This paper describes the results of a preliminary study on the applicability of the command-response model to F 0 contours of spoken Hindi, an official language of India with almost 400 million native speakers in the world. Analysis of observed F 0 contours of a number of utterances by two native speakers indicated that the model with provisions for positive and negative accent commands applies quite well to all the utterances analyzed, and the estimated commands are found to be closely related
more » ... to the linguistic contents of the utterances. One of the peculiar features of F 0 contours of Hindi is the occurrence of a negative accent command at most phraseinitial positions, often followed by a positive accent command.
doi:10.21437/interspeech.2005-505 fatcat:2wdxbbh7bbhdplh2spnk2nib7e