An international comparison of long‐term average speech spectra

  title={An international comparison of long‐term average speech spectra},
  author={Denis Byrne and Harvey Dillon and Khanh Vien Tran and Stig Arlinger and Keith Wilbraham and Robyn M. Cox and Bj{\"o}rn Hagerman and Raymond H{\'e}tu and Joseph Kei and Crystal P Y Lui and J{\"u}rgen Kiessling and M. Nasser Kotby and Nasser H. Abdel Nasser and Wafaa Abdel Hai El Kholy and Yasuko Nakanishi and Herbert J. Oyer and Richard Powell and Dafydd Stephens and Rhys Meredith and Tony Sirimanna and George Tavartkiladze and Gregory I. Frolenkov and Soren Westerman and Carl Ludvigsen},
  journal={Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
The long‐term average speech spectrum (LTASS) and some dynamic characteristics of speech were determined for 12 languages: English (several dialects), Swedish, Danish, German, French (Canadian), Japanese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, Welsh, Singhalese, and Vietnamese. The LTASS only was also measured for Arabic. Speech samples (18) were recorded, using standardized equipment and procedures, in 15 localities for (usually) ten male and ten female talkers. All analyses were conducted at the… 

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