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

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King, Phil
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Date:
2007
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.

Extent:
21 pages
Subject:
Vowels
Comparison
Acoustic analysis
Country:
Papua New Guinea
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