An Acoustic Description of Central Vowels in Three Austronesian Languages of New Ireland

Statement of Responsibility:
King, Phil
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Series Issue:
2007-005
Date:
2007
Part Of Series:
SIL Electronic Working Papers 2007-005
Extent:
21 pages
Abstract:

Several Austronesian languages in New Ireland (Papua New Guinea) contrast more than one central vowel. Others have vowels with phonemic length. This paper presents duration measurements and formant analyses for central vowels in the languages Sursurunga, Notsi and Tiang, and examines the differences between them.

Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Papua New Guinea
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Subject:
Acoustic analysis
Comparison
Vowels
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Entry Number:
7877