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Speech Production

In this section, we study the behavior of our vocal mechanism. Despite the fact that there are many aspects of this system that we do not completely understand (particularly around the vocal folds), our ability to conduct experiments with our own speech mechanism allows us to quickly verify much of its behavior.

The Vocal Organs

  1. Lungs serve as an air reservoir and energy source.
  2. The Larynx and the Vocal Cords:

  3. The Vocal Tract:

Speech Articulation

Vocal Tract Resonances: Formants

Vocal Tract Models

Prosodic Features of Speech

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