A dataset on Voice Quality, Tone, and Vowel Quality in the Bor South dialect of Dinka

  • Mirella Blum (Creator)
  • Jon Pen de Ngong (Creator)
  • Bert Remijsen (Creator)

Dataset

Abstract

This document describes a dataset designed to examine Voice Quality (Modal vs. Breathy) and Tone (Low vs. High) in the Bor South dialect of Dinka. The materials consists of 29 minimal sets in which these two factors are orthogonally crossed, across all seven of the Dinka vowels (/i, e, ɛ, a, ɔ, o, u/). They were elicited in utterance-final position and in isolation, from eight speakers of the Bor South variety of Dinka. The archive includes 2157 sound files ( wav format, recorded digitally at 48kHz and 16 bit using a headset-mounted microphone), plus Praat TextGrid annotation files for 1724 of the wav files. See DescriptionOfTheDataset.pdf for a detailed description.

Data Citation

Remijsen, Bert; Blum, Mirella L.; Pen de Ngong, Jon. (2022). A dataset on Voice Quality, Tone, and Vowel Quality in the Bor South dialect of Dinka, 2021 [dataset]. University of Edinburgh; School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences; Linguistics & English Language. https://doi.org/10.7488/ds/3493.
Date made available2 Aug 2022
PublisherEdinburgh DataShare
Temporal coverageOct 2021 - Dec 2021
Geographical coverageSS,SOUTH SUDAN

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