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The first involves a pilot perception test, used for detecting tendencies in human clustering of Swedish dialects. Results indicate for example that listeners from the south of Sweden are better at recognizing some major Swedish di- alects than listeners from the central part of Sweden, which in- cludes the capital area.
The second approach concerns a method for modelling intonation using the newly developed SWING SWedish INtonation Generator tool, where annotated speech samples are resynthesized with rule based intonation and audio- Figure 1: Approximate geographical distribution of the seven visually analysed with regards to the major intonational vari- main regional varieties of Swedish.
We consider both approaches important in our aim to test and further develop the Swedish prosody model. Outline of the paper elling, analysis tool, resynthesis This paper exemplifies two recent approaches involving recog- nition and modelling of Swedish regional varieties.
Introduction involves a perception experiment where listeners were asked to Our object of study in the research project Praat resynthesis Simu- recognize the geographical location of dialectal speech stimuli lating Intonational Varieties of Swedish  is the prosodic vari- by clicking on a Praat resynthesis of Sweden, while the second concerns the ation characteristic of different regions of the Swedish-speaking development of an analysis tool for testing and further develop- area, shown in Figure 1.
The seven regions correspond to our ing our prosody model using rule-based intonation resynthesis. In our work, the Swedish prosody model [2, 3, 4] and different forms of speech synthe- 2.
Testing perception of Swedish dialects sis play prominent roles. SpeechDat contains speech recorded over the tele- Prosody, vowels and some consonant allophones are likely to be phone from speakers, registered by age, gender, current important when trying to decide from where a person originates.
The research project geographical origin of other Swedish native speakers. By de- SweDia collected a word list, an elicited prosody mate- termining the dialect identification ability of Swedish listeners, rial, and extensive spontaneous monologues from 12 speakers a foundation could be made for further research involving di- younger and elderly men and women each from more than alectal clusters of speech.
In order to evaluate the importance different places in Sweden and Swedish-speaking parts of of the factors stated above for dialect recognition, a pilot test Finland, selected for dialectal speech. The Swedish prosody model 2.
Speech material The main parameters for the Swedish prosody model [2, 3, 4] are for word prosody 1 word accent timing, i.
One of them was used in this experiment: Subjects 30 subjects participated in the experiment, 12 female and 18 male, with an average age of 32 and 33 years, respectively. Sub- jects were placed in two groups depending on where the ma- jority of the childhood and adolescence years had been spent.
Dark-red dots for experiment comprised a dialect-test part, a geography test and correct locations are connected by lines with light-green dots a questionnaire.
In the dialect test, the SpeechDat stimuli were for answers given by subject. The geography test included 18 Swedish towns pre- they are identified. An example is displayed in Figure 4, which sented one by one in written form, which were placed on the shows where all subjects have placed speaker no.
Lastly, old female from Kiruna, Norrland. Table 1 shows this mean for four different Elert dialect areas 4 speakers in each area. Subjects vary very much in their ability to locate speakers.
In Figure 2, results for two listeners are displayed on the Swedish Table 1: Dark-red dots mark the correct dialect locations and light- cation errors for speakers from four dialect areas. Figure 3 dis- plays the results from the geography test in the same way.
Subject 1 from Svealand was born and raised in 8 Stockholm, capital area 35 40 Stockholm with parents from Stockholm and had been exposed 1 Norrland, far north to regional accents to a small extent.Zum Speichern eines modifizierten Signals klicken Sie im Objects window auf Get Resynthesis (PSOLA).
In der List of objects erscheint nun das resynthetisierte Signal. Dies sollte mit Rename umbenannt werden und als Audiodatei im wav-Format gespeichert werden, indem Sie im Objects window im Write menu auf Write to WAV file klicken.
soundsDir$ = "/Users/kjohnson/Google Drive/China/praat_stuff/sounds/" filename$ = "who_took_the_kayak" extension$ = ".wav" # (1) read the sound file - get its.
Randomize duration and F0 of speech files in Praat. Summary: I describe a script that makes random modifications to duration and iridis-photo-restoration.com can serve as an example for how to read in iridis-photo-restoration.com files in a directory and modify them from the command line.
Praat 3. exchange of information with Info window. and allow pitch and duration resynthesis by PSOLA and more (would be undone in These contains buttons for playing and recording sounds. A tool for modelling intonational varieties of Swedish Jonas Beskow 2, Gösta Bruce 1, Laura Enﬂo 2, Björn Granström 2, Susanne Schötz 1 (alphabetical order) 1 Dept.
of Linguistics & Phonetics, Centre for Languages & Literature, Lund University. Sep 01, · Praat for Beginners: Introduction This beginners guide What is Praat?
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