Composite phoneme units for the speech synthesis of Japanese

Yoshinori Sagisaka, Hirokazu Sato

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Abstract

Japanese speech synthesis techniques based on composite phoneme units are surveyed. Japanese is an open-syllable language, and there are no consonant clusters in its phonemic system. Japanese is therefore structured with simple and basic syllables of a CV-type, and these are widely used in Japanese speech synthesis-by-rule instead of single phonemes. Other composite syllabic units such as VCV or CVC are also used in Japanese speech synthesis to achieve coarticulatory characteristics. In this paper, a speech synthesis method using CVC units with excitation waveform elements is described as an attempt to improve the quality of synthetic speech.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-223
Number of pages7
JournalSpeech Communication
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Speech Synthesis
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  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language

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Composite phoneme units for the speech synthesis of Japanese. / Sagisaka, Yoshinori; Sato, Hirokazu.

In: Speech Communication, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1986, p. 217-223.

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