This is a database of articulatory movements observed by using real-time MRI imaging technology. You can 'see' and understand what's going on in your mouth and throat when you speak. This is a trial-release version consisting of 10 speakers of Tokyo Japanese (6 males and 4 females), a part of the full-scale database consisting of more than 20 speakers of Tokyo and Kinki dialects. You can use this database for education and research in phonetics. Click here for the specifications of the database and the search tool. If you have any question or comment, please let us know with the following email address. However, we apologize in advance that we may not always be able to reply.
Principal investigator: Kikuo Maekawa (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics)
Email: kikuoATninjal.ac.jp (Please replace AT with the appropriate symbol)
April 1, 2021