[INDOLOGY] Pitch distinctions

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Sun Jun 14 15:45:45 EDT 2020


Thanks, Hans. Please send me his contact info.

Madhav

On Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 12:38 PM Hock, Hans Henrich <hhhock at illinois.edu>
wrote:

> Dear Madhav,
>
> Voiceless (agho.sa) consonants generally raise the pitch on neighboring
> syllables, voiceless (gho.savat) consonants lower it, especially voiced
> aspirated consonants. I don’t know whether there is a similar difference
> between plain and aspirated voiceless consonants.
>
> My former student, Indranil Dutta, wrote his dissertation on the
> properties of aspirated and plain stops in Hindi. He’s now at EFLU
> Hyderabad. If you would like, I can send you his contact from my work
> computer
>
> All the best
>
> Hans
>
> On Jun 14, 2020, at 13:07, Madhav Deshpande via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>
> 
>
> Thanks, I'll check them out.
>
> Madhav
>
> On Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 10:46 AM Dieter Gunkel <dcgunkel at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Dear Professor Deshpande,
>>
>> There are such studies, and you will find them by searching for
>> "intrinsic pitch," "intrinsic fundamental frequency," and "intrinsic F0."
>> I'm not an expert in this area at all, but you might take as a starting
>> point Carlos Gussenhoven's 2004 *The Phonology of Tone and Intonation* §1.4.3,
>> §3.6.1, and §5.3.3.
>>
>> Wishing you all the best,
>>
>> Dieter Gunkel
>>
>> On Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 1:18 PM Madhav Deshpande via INDOLOGY <
>> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>>
>>> I have been wondering if there are any phonetic studies of the different
>>> inherent pitches for various vowels and consonants. Is Sanskrit त
>>> intrinsically higher in pitch compared to थ द and ध?
>>>
>>> Madhav Deshpande
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