Re: Tone Deafness (Malcolm Slaney )

Subject: Re: Tone Deafness
From:    Malcolm Slaney  <malcolm(at)INTERVAL.COM>
Date:    Tue, 5 Dec 1995 14:23:50 -0800

At 4:45 PM 12/5/95, Rebecca Mercuri wrote: >Is anyone REALLY tone deaf? For example in countries like China with >zillions of people, and where tone is an important part of the language, >are people there unable to communicate because they are tone deaf? How do you whisper a tone language? Or for that matter, how do you whisper a question? There are other clues (formant frequencies?) that might help. Perhaps tone deaf people can still tell relative directions, but not intervals? I'll have to check out Dan's references. -- Malcolm

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