Kazumi Maniwa & Baris Kabak

Project D-9, SFB 471, Universität Konstanz

 

Formant Values for Turkish Vowels (based on 2 speakers)

 

 

Purpose: These measurements were done to guide the preparation of synthetic stimuli for our ongoing psycholinguistic experiments.

 

Speakers:

M1= male; 33 years old; speaker of Standard Turkish

M2= male; 26 years old; speaker of Standard Turkish

 

Recording:

Stimuli were recorded (44.1 kHz, 16 bits) at the sound attenuated EEG lab at the University of Konstanz.

 

Carrier phrase:

Bu        dVdVt   yüksek okunur.

This     dVdVt    high      read

‘This dVdVt is read with a high voice’

 

  • 8 nonsense words. V1 and V2 were always the same vowel within each word (e.g., didit, dudut, etc.).
  • Each word was repeated 14 times, yielding 112 tokens.

 

Formant Analyses:

 

First syllable: dV

Second syllable: dVt

 

F0, F1, F2, F3 were measured at the center of the vowel using Praat 4.6.37 (Boersma & Weenink 2007; from http://www.praat.org)

 

Average Formant Values for Turkish Vowels:

 

M1

vowel (1st syllable)

vowel (2nd syllable)

 

F0 (Hz)

F1 (Hz)

F2 (Hz)

F3 (Hz)

F0 (Hz)

F1 (Hz)

F2 (Hz)

F3 (Hz)

i

127,02

281,22

2090,39

2682,42

142,27

304,17

2015,24

2636,21

ö

130,52

399,11

1547,59

2535,21

138,63

441,49

1540,78

2438,24

u

133,82

329,84

1204,75

2734,44

127,76

356,78

1136,62

2725,12

ü

130,05

312,36

1702,45

2536,98

130,68

326,09

1658,28

2420,83

a

124,79

536,18

1434,97

2692,00

133,43

613,91

1397,13

2541,55

e

126,35

427,38

1729,15

2605,63

138,51

450,49

1810,67

2562,86

i

132,94

376,28

1475,37

2730,64

130,58

411,35

1486,24

2702,76

o

125,57

437,51

1187,27

2708,55

136,55

495,29

1107,41

2641,98

 

M2

vowel (1st CV)

vowel (2nd CV)

 

F0 (Hz)

F1 (Hz)

F2 (Hz)

F3 (Hz)

F0 (Hz)

F1 (Hz)

F2 (Hz)

F3 (Hz)

i

114,26

276,75

1974,23

2709,27

101,40

314,76

1991,25

2784,99

ö

139,14

434,79

1566,41

2788,86

112,18

488,69

1483,28

2621,49

u

122,19

376,16

1572,27

2845,82

115,94

348,60

1341,48

2844,83

ü

114,14

289,63

1795,81

2831,40

92,14

332,15

1752,97

2492,14

a

134,49

520,89

1454,60

2805,17

107,49

652,73

1392,30

2628,22

e

136,54

428,27

1814,53

2698,00

115,83

482,11

1871,76

2665,26

i

119,63

362,72

1576,80

2683,40

93,73

367,60

1576,94

2660,92

o

135,60

491,64

1123,70

2835,82

125,21

548,21

1106,65

2810,77

 

 

i: high back unrounded vowel

 

 

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