This research is intended to study Madura language which may be the only local language in Indonesia classified into a tonal language. However, the Madurese is not only under- documented in term of phonetics but under-resourced as well. The first step was developing the Madura language voice database. The initial results are limited to the fundamental frequency contour of native male and female utterances. We used a well-known technique called Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficient (MFCC) to obtain acoustic cues, and the cues were further processed by observing the delta, ? Cepstrum for velocity change in an utterance and the delta-delta ?2, to indicate the acceleration or deceleration of the acoustical cues change over time, respectively. We used instantaneous frequency tracking in STRAIGHT. We obtained results were compared to the well-established TIMIT database in English and Indonesian Speech Database. From the initial results, the ? and ?2 indicated that the Madurese showed a rapid change in both time- and frequency- domain cues. Although the findings may be far from conclusive because the Madura island has four different regions that have its own accent that slightly different from each other. Currently, the on-going research aim is towards a high-quality Madurese speech synthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd International Congress on Acoustics
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrating 4th EAA Euroregio 2019
EditorsMartin Ochmann, Vorlander Michael, Janina Fels
PublisherInternational Commission for Acoustics (ICA)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783939296157
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event23rd International Congress on Acoustics: Integrating 4th EAA Euroregio, ICA 2019 - Aachen, Germany
Duration: 9 Sept 201923 Sept 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Congress on Acoustics
ISSN (Print)2226-7808
ISSN (Electronic)2415-1599


Conference23rd International Congress on Acoustics: Integrating 4th EAA Euroregio, ICA 2019


  • Fundamental Frequency
  • Madurese


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