Re: Formants / Frequencies - humas / animals / water / trains & train wrecks (junctures & shunting)


Subject: Re: Formants / Frequencies - humas / animals / water / trains & train wrecks (junctures & shunting)
From: miriam clinton (iriXx) (iriXx@iriXx.org)
Date: Mon Aug 15 2005 - 08:29:59 EDT


toooooooo cute, nm the bandwidth!

a sonogram of a cat's meouw, incidentally, usually turns out like a claw
marking... i havent got access to a scanner right now but i still have
one from my old kitty.... should do one of my Birman also as he has the
Siamese tendency to talk....

mC~

sylvi macCormac wrote:

> dear Kevin & Larry Austin et al
>
> apologies fir doubles / xtra bandwidth. thought th simple text might
> fool some folks.
> apologies for doubles of Cat's Simple Text / Jpeg. PC can't read MAC
> files ?
>
> * place mic on belly of cat to record - amplify *
>
> if you worked with signal processing (dsp / asp)
> could you make a cat's purring 'sound like'
> th 'cool' space sounds we heard from NASA ?
>
> are there good (book or web) resource for th frequencies of animals /
> trains / waves .. etc
>
> i.e. what are a cat's formants .... ? .... frequencies ... ?
> i will find some info in Acoustic Communication by B. Truax ?
>
> btw i just read about 'train wrecks' being a term for radio bringing
> together disparate songs. (kgold@sun)
> i suppose you could call EA / Soundscape compositions 'train wrecks'
> with junctures / shunting ?
>
> ps Mr. Rogalsky - apologies for dab Gamelan improv ... :-)
> is your home accessable for paralympic visitors ? ;-)
>
> quest, sylvi macCormac
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> http://www.sylvi.ca / na / da / bc
>
> Kevin Austin wrote:
>
>> 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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>>> > > http://mail.yahoo.com
>>
>>> > >
>>
>>> >
>>
>>> > James Bailey
>>
>>> > host: Electric Storm / A Missing Sense
>>
>>> > CKLN-FM 88.1 Toronto
>>
>>> > www.ckln.fm electricstorm@ckln.fm
>>
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