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Synthesis of a Vocal Sound from the 3,000 year old Mummy, Nesyamun ‘True of Voice’

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  • David Howard
  • John Schofield
  • Joann Fletcher
  • Katherine Baxter
  • Gareth Ball
  • Stephen Buckley

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JournalScientific Reports
DateAccepted/In press - 29 Nov 2019
DatePublished (current) - 23 Jan 2020
Volume10
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The sound of a 3,000 year old mummified individual has been accurately reproduced as a vowel-like sound based on measurements of the precise dimensions of his extant vocal tract following Computed Tomography (CT) scanning, enabling the creation of a 3-D printed vocal tract. By using the Vocal Tract Organ, which provides a user-controllable artificial larynx sound source, a vowel sound is synthesised which compares favourably with vowels of modern individuals.

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