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voice-family and pitch

From: T. V. Raman <raman@Adobe.COM>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 09:05:50 -0700
Message-Id: <199708051605.JAA29205@labrador>
To: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
It makes sense to allow relative pitch changes.

Generalizing pitch to be frequency and allowing kilohertz for a voice makes
little sense since the average pitch of a standard male voice is around 122 hz
(around 205 hz for a standard female voice)
and I doubt whether  you would ever synthesize speech at any pitch above 350
hz or so (this extreme case would be some kind of Mickey Mouse effect)

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