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Re: manual speech concatenation excersizes for students

Dear Mark
I also run a lab session of this sort, using praat and phrases
recorded impromptu by the students. I lead them on to removing the
fricative noise before a vowel to discover with horror that a stop
consonant has appeared out of the blue :-) and in general I agree that
this is a very useful exercise overall. Although my course and
materials are in Greek I would love to see your code and lab sheet for
further inspiration since you don't mind sharing. Thank you very much.

On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 10:31 PM, Mark Huckvale <m.huckvale@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Dear Valeriy
> I run a lab session like this which uses a simple Visual Basic .NET
> application called "Robot Speech". I can mail the code and lab sheet to
> anyone interested.
> Regards
> Mark Huckvale
> valeriy shafiro wrote:
>> Dear list,
>>  Has anyone used speech concatenation exercises in their teaching of
>> acoustic phonetics as a way to illustrate some of the problems of going from
>> discrete phonetic symbols to continuous acoustic signals when parsing
>> speech?  I am thinking of a small project where students would have several
>> recorded phrases or words and would need to synthesize a new phrase, based
>> on the recordings (using something like Praat or similar waveform editing
>> software).The goal wouldn't necessarily be to achieve good quality
>> synthesis, but to document the problems that come up and explain them.  I
>> would appreciate suggestions and pointers, if anyone did something like this
>> before.
>>  Thank you,
>>  Valeriy
> --
> Mark Huckvale, Director MSc Speech and Hearing Science
> Speech, Hearing & Phonetic Sciences, University College London
> www.langsci.ucl.ac.uk