Frequency, Pitch, Tone and Length. October 15, 2012 Thanks to Chilin Shih for making some of these lecture materials available. Announcements. For Wednesday: transcription exercise on tone. Yoruba and Cantonese For Friday: mid-sagittal diagram exercise
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October 15, 2012
Thanks to Chilin Shih for making some of these lecture materials available.
Here’s a waveform for my vowel :
Individual glottal pulses
I’d like to collect sea shells this after noon
1. Tone languages (Chinese, Navajo, Igbo)
2. Accentual languages (Japanese, Swedish)
3. Stress languages (English, Russian)
ma4: to scold
ma1-ma0 ma4 ma3.
“Mother scolds the horse.”
ma3 ma4 ma1-ma0.
“The horse scolds mother.”
ma, tone 1 (55)
ma, tone 4 (51)
Some speakers also use more of their frequency range.
It’s actually slightly more complicated than this; for more info, see: http://sp.cis.iwate-u.ac.jp/sp/lesson/j/doc/accent.html
= 150 milliseconds
= 275 milliseconds