Lateral formants in three central Australian languages

M Tabain, Andrew Butcher, G Breen, Richard Beare

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    Abstract

    This study examines dental, alveolar, retroflex and palatal lateral formants. Data are taken from three languages of Central Australia: Arrernte, Pitjantjatjara and Warlpiri. Results show that in relation to the alveolar lateral, the dental has a lower F1 and a higher F4; the retroflex has lower F3 and F4 and slightly higher F2; and the palatal has lower F1 and higher F2, F3 and F4. These results are discussed in light of various acoustic models of lateral production.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages920-924
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
    Event15th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association: Celebrating the Diversity of Spoken Languages, INTERSPEECH 2014 -
    Duration: 14 Sep 2014 → …

    Conference

    Conference15th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association: Celebrating the Diversity of Spoken Languages, INTERSPEECH 2014
    Period14/09/14 → …

    Keywords

    • Acoustic models
    • Australian languages
    • Formants
    • Laterals

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