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(Message started by: David_Hood on May 15th, 2017, 6:11am)

Title: Diphthongs
Post by David_Hood on May 15th, 2017, 6:11am
Using Virtual Singer on Harmony Assistant, I have a long note with the English word "hour". As this word contains two vowel sounds (i.e. it is a diphthong), how can I control the relative lengths of the first and second vowels? Thanks, David.

Title: Re: Diphthongs
Post by bubu42 on May 15th, 2017, 11:15am
I would suggest to use the SAMPA notation, but I'm not sure whether the length  of each vowel can be controlled. Perhaps by duplicating the "A" sound (first vocalic sound of the diphtong) in the SAMPA chain.

Title: Re: Diphthongs
Post by David_Hood on May 15th, 2017, 12:41pm
Thanks, I'll try that. David

Title: Re: Diphthongs
Post by Andre_B on May 15th, 2017, 6:14pm
I think that Bubu's approach is correct. In addition, for long sounds you may want to be more specific on the sounds themselves (start with "a" or with "O"?)

But look also at the différences between (VS pronunciation of) UK English vs US English. Without any sampa indication, US will shorten the first sound and UK the second one.  



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