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This study presents a new methodology adapted to the analysis of word rhythmic cues in drummed forms of languages. The semi-automatic beat detection procedure applied to the Manguaré drummed form of the Bora language enabled us to measure inter-beat durations. These were found to correspond to Vowel-to-Vowel intervals (V-to-V) of the associated speech(More)
Whistled speech in a non-tonal language consists of the natural emulation of vocalic and consonantal qualities in a simple modulated whistled signal. This special speech register represents a natural telecommunication system that enables high levels of sentence intelligibility by trained speakers and is not directly intelligible to naïve listeners. Yet, it(More)
Whistled speech consists of a phonetic emulation of the sounds produced in spoken voice. This style of speech is the result of the adaptation of the human productive and perceptive intelligence to a language behavior. In the typology of whistled forms of languages, Spanish is among the languages for which the whistled strategy emulates primarily segmental(More)
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