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Long Term Average Speech Spectra in Yolngu Matha and Pitjantjatjara Speaking Females and Males

  title={Long Term Average Speech Spectra in Yolngu Matha and Pitjantjatjara Speaking Females and Males},
  author={Hywel M. Stoakes and Andrew Butcher and Janet Fletcher and Marija Tabain},
This paper provides a spectral analysis of two Australian languages Yolngu Matha (YM), Pitjantjatjara (PTJ) and Australian Aboriginal English (AAE) as spoken in two language communities. The aim of this study is to show clear quantitative spectral differences between Australian Aboriginal English and the two Aboriginal languages. Thirteen speakers of Yolngu Matha (YolNu Matha) ten male, three female and three female speakers of Pitjantjatjara were recorded reading or retelling a passage in… 

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