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Intonation Pattern Analysis of Phonemes in MISING Language

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International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2016
Authors:
Rizwan Rehman, Gopal Chandra Hazarika, Devid Kardong
10.5120/ijca2016911506

Rizwan Rehman, Gopal Chandra Hazarika and Devid Kardong. Intonation Pattern Analysis of Phonemes in MISING Language. International Journal of Computer Applications 150(5):36-41, September 2016. BibTeX

@article{10.5120/ijca2016911506,
	author = {Rizwan Rehman and Gopal Chandra Hazarika and Devid Kardong},
	title = {Intonation Pattern Analysis of Phonemes in MISING Language},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {September 2016},
	volume = {150},
	number = {5},
	month = {Sep},
	year = {2016},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {36-41},
	numpages = {6},
	url = {http://www.ijcaonline.org/archives/volume150/number5/26091-2016911506},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2016911506},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}
}

Abstract

Intonation is one the basic building blocks of the prosody. The fundamental frequency (F0) represents the intonation acoustically. This is the first study into the analysis of intonation pattern in MISING language. In MISING language it is found that the syllables occur at a regular interval and hence it is syllable timed. Since the syllables are the phonological building blocks of a word they can influence the rhythm of the language and also its pattern of stress apart from other factors. The present study aims at finding the intonation pattern of words in MISING language. Words of the structure VCV, VCVC, VCCV, VCCVC, CVCV, CVCVC, CVCCV and VCCCVC are observed and analyzed both in terms of pitch variations and fundamental frequency (F0) the pitch contour are also analyzed in this paper. The tone pattern are marked with the help of Tone and Break Index model (ToBI)

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Keywords

Natural Language Processing, Intonation, Fundamental frequency, Pitch, ToBI, Syllable, MISING