Articulating Finnish Vowels: Results from MRI and sound data

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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-200
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Finnish
  • Formant analysis
  • spectral LPC
  • MRI


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