- 音声研究 (ISSN:13428675)
- vol.8, no.3, pp.41-56, 2004-12-31 (Released:2017-08-31)
Differences between the typical pronunciation of Tokyo and that of Osaka were studied using "Kyonen Narano momizio Yumito mita," a sentence in which both varieties of Japanese have the same lexical tonal pattern. Twelve speakers from Tokyo and 12 from Osaka uttered the test sentence. The recordings were submitted to 36 listeners from Tokyo and 32 from Osaka to judge the speakers' provenience. A correlation analysis revealed that the utterances successfully recognized as Tokyo dialect by the Tokyo listeners have a shorter duration of [jo] in "kyonen" and of the first [a] in "Nara" and an irregular vibration of vocal cords at the end of the sentence, while those recognized as Osaka speech by the Osaka listeners have earlier F0 rise-falls and a less dynamic pitch movement.