New M.E. Thesis Submitted from CSE Student

PUNJABI SPEECH SYNTHESIS USING FORMANT METHOD By Amanpal Singh Rayat,CSE

Abstract
This thesis work is concerned with the demonstration of the formant synthesis and production of the Punjabi sound by this method. The research work was carried out with the aim that the system must produce synthesis speech, corresponding to the input Punjabi text. To enable the system to produce synthesized speech, formant speech synthesis technique has been used. The phonetic tool PRAAT is used for the analysis and synthesis of the sound. The Punjabi speech units are scripted with their pitch and formant frequencies as the basic units as the object database in the PRAAT. The source filter synthesis is demonstrated with filtering the pitch through the formant grid.
The front end is designed in the C# .net which uses the Punjabi word formation rules. These rules used to segregate the word or sentence into the letters. These words are then coded into the PRAAT script for the utterance of the corresponding speech.

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