Author Topic: Phonetic differences in emotive speech  (Read 1008 times)

Offline zaba

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Phonetic differences in emotive speech
« on: January 23, 2014, 02:28:47 AM »
I'm interested in the phonetic differences of emotional speech. In what way is, for example, yelling (to a friend "hey you!") different from yelling out of terror ("help me!")? If I didn't know the meaning of the words or only had a spectrogram, could I differentiate?

Offline Daniel

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Re: Phonetic differences in emotive speech
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2014, 10:54:17 AM »
You'd need a baseline. Certainly in minimal pairs you could probably do this, but if you're just looking at random spectrograms I have no idea; in fact, I doubt it. Other huge factors are things like the microphone quality and volume level.
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