Cyng is a language that I wrote for programming Cynthia
to say an utterance with specific prosodic details. The
structure of the Cyng language is similar in concept to the
ToBI labelling system. Each Cyng program labelled for speech
has a tune tier for specifying a transcription of the
There is a text tier for providing the text to be read.
also a rhythm tier used for computing durations of
Modeling - Cyng can be used to
try to model the prosody of real recorded utterances.
Music - Cynthia can also be programmed
to "sing" by specifying a melody instead of an intonation
Intonation - These are some of my early example of
Rhythm - These are some of my early experiments with rhythm.
I am currently doing my MPhil thesis on rhythm and timing.
CPbet is the phonetic encoding alphabet that Cynthia uses.
Cynthia's very first speech examples can be found here.