Consonant sounds combination ..any help??

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Consonant sounds combination ..any help??

Post by tal2014 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:52 pm

In Arabic Language ,there is a plosive /stop unvoiced consonants with the symbol [ tˤ ] , it's called emphatic {in Ar. Muffaxam}because it's pronounced from the same place of articulation of 't' but with a pharyngeal secondary articulation .That is why it is written so {tˤ } .The linguists have proved the phonetic features of this consonant by using modern way (f MRI) to give us a modern equivalent to x-rays.
But , I try to prove it by a simple experiment on Audacity , to check if this is true and if tˤ is really = t+ ʕ (the last symbol is the Ar. ain which is pharyngeal consonant ).
I recorded the sound of 't' as normally pronounced on one track , on the other track, I recorded the sound of " ʕ ain" but with the tongue on same articulation of 't' "without releasing 't' of course "" i.e only keeping the tongue there ,while " ain" is produced and recorded on the 2nd track.
since Audacity has  a good feature to move any of the waveforms on their own  track as you want  ""left or right"" ,patiently working , I found the point where the two consonants started simultaneously ,it was unbelievable that the resultant combination of these two sounds was Ar. tˤ indeed so i proved by Audacity that tˤ is really = t+ ʕ
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the recorded sounds were "t+e" Vs. " ʕ +e , the resultant combination was "tˤ+e as I found .
When I emailed the result I got with (the synthesized voice recording) to a great phonetician , he said your method would be very interesting if you can repeat it with “t+u” Vs. “ʕ +u” to get “ tˤ +u” where ''u'' is long vowel . Unfortunately I failed to prove it with “ u” because it seems "u" disturbs the preceding consonant even more than I expected .
Can any phonetician here help me to find a solution , or at least to tell me if there is any feature within “Audacity “ to synthesize any pharyngeal sound and any '' t '' sound so that I can repeat the experiment with different way ( any way ) :?: :?: :?: :?:

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Re: Consonant sounds combination ..any help??

Post by steve » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:29 pm

If you are currently using only the "normal" waveform view of the recording, you may find it useful to try the "spectrogram" views http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/tr ... tml#spgram These views allow you to "see frequencies", and will careful observation you may be able to identify the frequency patterns that create those sounds.
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Re: Consonant sounds combination ..any help??

Post by Trebor » Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:05 pm

Praat is free and includes speech synthesis.

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Re: Consonant sounds combination ..any help??

Post by tal2014 » Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:01 pm

Many thanks for steve and special thanks for Trebor
Trebor: Do you have such experience in Praat to help me in this topic ?? My expertise is not in acoustic phonetics and Praat is very complicated , definitely articulatory and acoustic (Klatt) synthesis in Praat , which i found difficult to me to assimilate :? :? :? :?

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Re: Consonant sounds combination ..any help??

Post by Trebor » Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:01 pm

tal2014 wrote:Trebor: Do you have such experience in Praat to help me in this topic ?
I can't help as I don't even understand the question :oops: , I had just heard of Praat and thought it may be of use.
tal2014 wrote:Praat is very complicated ...
Some more free phonetics software here ( some look less complicated ) ...
http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/resource/software.php

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Re: Consonant sounds combination ..any help??

Post by tal2014 » Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:02 am

Thanks Trebor for the list of phonetics software ,I found something which is interesting and useful within this list . :) :)

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