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Pronunciation modelling for Penang Hokkien

Lee, Chui Chun (2020) Pronunciation modelling for Penang Hokkien. Final Year Project, UTAR.

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    Abstract

    Hokkien is a dialect of Chinese spoken in many countries such as in Singapore, Taiwan and China. For example, Minnan is spoken in Taiwan and Philippine Hokkien (lan lang oe) is spoken in Philippine Chinese group. Hokkien spoken in different countries and even within a country itself might vary in terms of pronunciation and vocabulary from one place to another where dialect occurred. There are several Hokkien dialects can be found in Malaysia such as in Johor, Penang and Kedah. In this study, Penang Hokkien (PH) is focused as it is very distinctive. PH is a dialect spoken in Penang, Perlis, and Kedah. In this thesis, an approach to generate pronunciation dictionary of PH is proposed. Besides, unique words of PH are determined which include borrow words from Malay or English. The pronunciation dictionary generated will be useful in building PH text-to-speech (TTS) system. The TTS system will be useful for those who like to learn PH. Besides, it will help to preserve the dialect and culture in it. The system is also useful in some different places that require TTS technologies such as in local animation film. Last but not least, it can be a useful tool for communicating with the local.

    Item Type: Final Year Project / Dissertation / Thesis (Final Year Project)
    Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Information and Communication Technology > Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)
    Depositing User: ML Main Library
    Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2021 14:25
    Last Modified: 07 Jan 2021 14:25
    URI: http://eprints.utar.edu.my/id/eprint/3887

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