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Spectral and perceptual evidence for consonant vowel co articulation in devoiced si and syu in japanese






Phonetica 41(2): 61-71

Spectral and perceptual evidence for consonant vowel co articulation in devoiced si and syu in japanese

The spectral and perceptual characteristics of devoiced /si/ and /syu/ syllables in Japanese were examined. Measurements showed that the deleted vowel can color the spectrum of the [.intg.] in these syllables, although the mean influence is small. Perception tests showed that Japanese listeners can use this spectral coloring as a cue to the identity of the underlying vowel, although identification was substantially worse than in syllables where the /i/ or /u/ is maintained. Apparently, a supposedly lower-level coarticulation between the fricative and the vowel can occur before a higher-level process deletes the vowel, contradicting the order implied by traditional accounts of speech as a translation of discrete phonological units.


Accession: 006459517



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