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Hi all! I'm a trans woman and PhD student in linguistics at Stanford working on a project about voice feminization, one that I think might make a big splash. If you have feminized your voice, I would love to speak with you about the possibility of participating! You can reach me here or at lilyclifford@stanford.edu. Thanks!

i think formant structure is what people mean when they say 'resonance', but of course they aren't doing any measurements or anything (which you certainly can do if you know how), it's more of a vaguely intuitive thing but often just ends up meaning 'your voice just doesn't sound X'

well, the human vocal tract is pretty complicated, because we have all these cavities, the shape and size of which basically determines the amplitude and frequency of these harmonics, which in speech we would call 'formants'

take 'resonance', for example, which is probably one of the more precise words that people use, actually. what is happening in your vocal tract is just like what's happening a flute or oboe - air is resonating, not just at a particular pitch but also at a variety of different frequencies. in the jargon of music, you might call those 'harmonics' - different amplitudes at different frequencies (a series of them) is what makes a flute sound like a flute and what makes an oboe sound like an oboe

@Eweish i just messaged you on facebook, is there a way to private message on here? or am i already doing it?

the language we use to talk about voice feminization is often really vague. terms like 'head voice'/'chest voice', 'resonance', 'nasal' etc. don't have real-world acoustic or articulatory correlates, at least in the way that most people seem to use them in their advice to other women.

The intial data I'm getting from the analysis of the recordings I'm getting is SUPER interesting. I'd love to get more participants - if you have friends that would be interested, please let them know they can email me!

If you have expressed interest in participating in this study, but haven't heard back from me, let me know!

i already like mastodon better than twitter.

Hi all! I'm a trans woman and PhD student in linguistics at Stanford working on a project about voice feminization, one that I think might make a big splash. If you have feminized your voice, I would love to speak with you about the possibility of participating! You can reach me here or at lilyclifford@stanford.edu. Thanks!

@Eweish

how does mastodon work - would it be better to private message them? or reply to your tweet?

@Eweish

rad no, that's great

you've had as much luck on here as i have on the whole of reddit

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