Haskins Laboratories

The Science of the Spoken and Written Word

Vowels

Vowel Space

The Haskins Laboratories articulatory synthesis program, ASY, can be used to synthesize static vowel sounds. This vowel space shows some of the vowels that can be created using ASY. Below, you can explore the steps in the synthesis process, or listen to these sounds.

/u/  (“uu”): Synthesis steps or Play in AIFF or AU format

/ i / (“ee”): Synthesis steps or Play in AIFF or AU format

/ɛ / (“eh”): Synthesis steps or Play in AIFF or AU format

ʌ / (“uh”): Synthesis steps or Play in AIFF or AU format

/ ae / (“ae”): Synthesis steps or Play in AIFF or AU format

/ a / (“ah”): Synthesis steps or Play in AIFF or AU format

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