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Automatic recognition of emotional states from human speech is a current research topic with a wide range. In this paper an attempt has been made to recognize and classify the speech emotion from three language databases, namely, Berlin, Japan and Thai emotion databases. Speech features consisting of Fundamental Frequency (F0), Energy, Zero Crossing Rate (ZCR), Linear Predictive Coding (LPC) and Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficient (MFCC) from short-time wavelet signals are comprehensively investigated. In this regard, Support Vector Machines (SVM) is utilized as the classification model. Empirical experimentation shows that the combined features of F0, Energy and MFCC provide the highest accuracy on all databases provided using the linear kernel. It gives 89.80%, 93.57% and 98.00% classification accuracy for Berlin, Japan and Thai emotions databases, respectively.