wanweipedia

Diphone

In phonetics, a diphone is an adjacent pair of phones in an utterance. For example, in [daɪfəʊn], the diphones are [da], [aɪ], [ɪf], [fə], [əʊ], [ʊn]. It is usually used to refer to a recording of the transition between two phones.

In the following diagram, a stream of phones are represented by P1, P2, etc., and the corresponding diphones are represented by D1-2, D2-3, etc.:

|P1===|P2===|P3===|P4===|P5===|P6===|
|D1-2=|D2-3=|D3-4=|D4-5=|D5-6=|

If the number of phones in a language is P, then the theoretical number of possible diphones is P2, although since all languages have restrictions about what sounds can occur next to each other (see phonotactics), the number of diphones in each language is usually much smaller than P2.

Spanish has about 800 diphones and German has about 2,500.

Diphones are useful in speech synthesis: When pre-recorded diphones are combined to create synthesized speech, the resulting sounds are much more natural than combining just simple phones, because the pronunciations of each phone varies based on the surrounding phones.

See also

External links



This page was last updated at 2020-04-03 14:43, update this pageView original page

All information on this site, including but not limited to text, pictures, etc., are reproduced on Wikipedia (wikipedia.org), following the . Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License


Top

If the math, chemistry, physics and other formulas on this page are not displayed correctly, please useFirefox or Safari