Formant analysis and mathematical model of Kazakh vowels

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Abstract

The traditional classification of Kazakh vowels, the most complicated objects in Kazakh phonetics, is somewhat inadequate in that it does not uniquely identify each vowel. Moreover, the formant structure of the vowels has not been investigated yet, which would potentially be useful in many applications regarding speech processing. In this work a formant analysis of Kazakh vowels is performed. This analysis suggests a new natural classification system which precisely describes each vowel. The proposed classification is supported by the membership function introduced and by the geometric interpretation derived from the constructed vowel space. Further, from this mathematical model some linguistic statements are inferred, which are related to the real phonological processes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2012 14th International Conference on Modelling and Simulation, UKSim 2012
Pages427-431
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 4 2012
Event2012 14th International Conference on Modelling and Simulation, UKSim 2012 - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Duration: Mar 28 2012Mar 30 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2012 14th International Conference on Modelling and Simulation, UKSim 2012

Other

Other2012 14th International Conference on Modelling and Simulation, UKSim 2012
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge, Cambridgeshire
Period3/28/123/30/12

Keywords

  • Kazakh phonetics
  • formant analysis
  • geometric model
  • membership function
  • vowels classification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation

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    Yessenbayev, Z., Karabalayeva, M., & Sharipbayev, A. (2012). Formant analysis and mathematical model of Kazakh vowels. In Proceedings - 2012 14th International Conference on Modelling and Simulation, UKSim 2012 (pp. 427-431). [6205485] (Proceedings - 2012 14th International Conference on Modelling and Simulation, UKSim 2012). https://doi.org/10.1109/UKSim.2012.66