Ingeborg Endter 11/7/97
Problem set 8
A sound and animation medley. When a letter or letter combination is drawn
to the screen,
the sounds representing those letters are played.
Noise is represented by a combination
of bolding and movement from the baseline. Blur is represented by values
of grey. The noisiest sounds (nasals) have the greatest amount of
movement and bolding. Stops, affricates, and fricatives have increasingly
smaller amounts of movement and bolding. The last three categories,
glides, vowels, and liquids are rendered in a narrow stroke and increasingly
lighter shades of grey, and no movement. Unregistered sounds or
characters are white, so they don't appear at all. The sound files play a
non-character noise when an unregistered letter appears in the text.
This exercise plays phrase sounds in synch with the drawing of the sounds.
The sounds are drawn as in exercise 2, but I've added color here.
[I had problems getting sound recording to work on my hardware, so I
used some "canned" sound clips.]