publication . Article . 2010

An acoustic study of Georgian stop consonants

Chad Vicenik;
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  • Published: 15 Mar 2010 Journal: Journal of the International Phonetic Association, volume 40, pages 59-92 (issn: 0025-1003, eissn: 1475-3502, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Abstract
This study investigates the acoustic properties of ejective, voiced and voiceless aspirated stops in Georgian, a Caucasian language, and seeks to answer two questions: (i) Which acoustic features discriminate the three stop types? and (ii) Do Georgian stops undergo initial strengthening, and if so, is it syntagmatic or paradigmatic strengthening? Five female speakers were recorded reading words embedded in carrier phrases and stories. Acoustic measures include closure duration, voicing during the closure, voicing lag, relative burst intensity, spectral moment of bursts, phonation (H1-H2) and F0. Of these, voicing lag, voicing during the closure, mean burst frequ...
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free text keywords: Speech and Hearing, Linguistics and Language, Language and Linguistics, Anthropology, Audiology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Voice-onset time, Syntagmatic analysis, Georgian, language.human_language, language, Phonation, Communication, business.industry, business, Acoustic phonetics, Consonant, Voice, Psychology, Occlusive
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