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Linguistica Uralica
ISSN 1736-7506 (Electronic)
ISSN 0868-4731 (Print)

Articulating Finnish Vowels: Results from MRI and Sound Data; pp. 194-199

Full article in PDF format | doi:10.3176/lu.2012.3.05

Authors
Pertti Palo, Daniel Aalto, Olli Aaltonen, Risto-Pekka Happonen, Jarmo Malinen, Jani Saunavaara, Martti Vainio

Abstract

We present anatomic and acoustic data from a pilot study on the Finnish vowels [ɑ, e, i, o, u, y, æ, ø]. The data were acquired simultaneously with 3D magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and a custom built sound recording system. The data consist of a single static repetition of each vowel with constant F0. The imaging sequence was 7.6 s long and had an isotropic voxel size of 1.8 mm. We report results of ­listening tests and acoustic analysis of audio data as well as manual analysis of MR images.


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