Formants ... contains jpeg images


Subject: Formants ... contains jpeg images
From: Kevin Austin (kevin.austin@videotron.ca)
Date: Sat Aug 13 2005 - 11:35:34 EDT


Some of this may be seen in the following jpeg which gives the first
three formant frequencies for M(en) W(omen) C(hildren) for spoken
vowels. The diagram notes that men's formants are shifted down to an
extent, and children's shifted up in relation to those of women

Sources: Peterson and Barney, JASA 24: 175 (1952), Rossing, The
Science of Sound (1990) p 320, 352
Sung vowels: Appleman (1967) The Science of Vowel Pedagogy, Indiana U Press

(Taken from Selected Readings in Electroacoustics, p 51-53, which
contains the same information also as a graphic and in music
notation.)

Best

Kevin

>dear Ogga
>
>did i hear you say ?
>
>!!! ooooo, hgu hgu, tnurg tnurg
>
>and pretend it was by James ? nice to meet you Ogga :-)
>
>can you xplain this snip > The Mail quoted researcher Michael Hunter as
>saying, "The female voice is actually more complex than the male voice, due
>to differences in the size and shape of the vocal cords and larynx between
>men and women, and also due to women having greater natural 'melody' in their
>voices.
>>>>>the brain may find it much harder to conjure up a false female voice
>accurately than a false male voice.> endquote
>
>what th ? and what wzs that aboot melodies ?
>astute lullabies & rhythms de pods ... ;-) ????
>
>what is th range of women's & men's voices ?
>and where is th usual range of 'our' hearing ?
>
>best regards, Aggo ;-)
>
>
>James Bailey wrote:
>
>> grunt grunt, ugh ugh, ooooo!!!
>>
>> Ogga
>>
>> > did anyone else read this article? just gas for the
>> > fire (ala yahoo news):
>> >
>> > Sat Aug 6, 7:29 PM ET
>> >
>> > LONDON (AFP) - Men who are accused of never listening
>> > by women now have an excuse -- women's voices are more
>> > difficult for men to listen to than other men's, a
>> > report said.
>> >
>> > The Daily Mail, quoting findings published in the
>> > specialist magazine
>> >
>> > NeuroImage, said researchers at Sheffield university
>> > in northern England discovered startling differences
>> > in the way the brain responds to male and female
>> > sounds.
>> >
>> > Men deciphered female voices using the auditory part
>> > of the brain that processes music, while male voices
>> > engaged a simpler mechanism, it said.
>> >
>> > The Mail quoted researcher Michael Hunter as saying,
>> > "The female voice is actually more complex than the
>> > male voice, due to differences in the size and shape
>> > of the vocal cords and larynx between men and women,
>> > and also due to women having greater natural 'melody'
>> > in their voices.
>> >
>> > "This causes a more complex range of sound frequencies
>> > than in a male voice."
>> >
>> > The findings may help explain why people suffering
>> > hallucinations usually hear male voices, the report
>> > added, as the brain may find it much harder to conjure
>> > up a false female voice accurately than a false male voice.
>> >
>> > www.billthompson.org
>> >
>> > ........................................................................
>> > "The more you think about things the weirder they seem." -Calvin
>> >
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