A command to create a Table object filled with the fundamental frequency and the first three formant frequency values from 10 American-English monophthongal vowels as spoken in a /h_d/ context by 76 speakers (33 men, 28 women and 15 children). Every vowel was pronounced twice, so that there are 1520 recorded vowels in total.
The created table will contain 9 columns:
We originally downloaded the data from the University of Pennsylvania FTP site, where they were reportedly based on a printed version supplied by Ignatius Mattingly.
About the IPA notation. We used the original notation from the Peterson & Barney article. The notation in Watrous (1991) differs for three vowels: Watrous uses /e, o, ɜ/ where Peterson & Barney use /ɛ, ɔ, ɜ˞/.
More details about these data and how they were measured can be found in the articlesWatrous (1991) and in Peterson & Barney (1952).
© djmw, May 9, 2008