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SIL Forum for Language Fieldwork 2008-007

Measuring duration with speech analyzer

Author  Cahill, Michael
Abstract 

Many languages of the world have phonemic length in either vowels or consonants or both. In this article, I show how to use Speech Analyzer to physically measure length, give tips for the types of recordings needed for this, and just as importantly, how to interpret your measurements. A sample sound file is included.

  Measuring duration with speech analyzer
Published  2008
Language  Konni [kma]
Country  Ghana
Subjects  Acoustic analysis
Linguistics
Keywords  phonemic length; Acoustic analysis