Long-Term Average Speech Spectra and Dynamic Ranges of 17 Indian Languages

CONCLUSIONS: We showed that differences in LTASS and DR for Indian languages vis-à-vis English are large and significant. Such differences may be attributed to phonetic and linguistic characteristics of Indian languages.PMID:34752152 | DOI:10.1044/2021_AJA-21-00125
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