Electrical Engineering/Speech as Genetic Traits.

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Dear Prof Cleggsan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetics‎
http://www.genetics.org
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speech
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speech_processing‎

Similar to Hair Color, Baldness, Eyes color, Family history diseases, Height etc Genetic traits which may be passed genetically to Offspring from Parents, Ancestors (Grandfather, Grandmother, Great Grandfather, Great Grandmother etc) why Speech(Voice) is not passed as a Genetic Trait ?.

For examples :

A Male Child once becomes an adult has the voice of his father. i.e. The Adult Child's voice/speech resembles that of his Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather.

A Female Child once becomes an adult has the voice of her mother. i.e. The Adult Child's voice/speech resembles that of her Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother.
  
Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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Voice or audible sounds come from the larynx or voice box.  The sound quality is a function of the physiology of the vibrating cords in the larynx which are unique to the physiology and not the inherited traits.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_voice

Hope this helps.

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