IJIET 2014 Vol.4(2): 151-155 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2014.V4.388

The Effect of Carry-over Coarticulation of Bi-Syllabic Words in Chinese

Maolin Wang and Guangling Zi

Abstract—In this study, trans-consonantal vowel-to-vowel coarticulation in Chinese is investigated. The target words are in the form of ‘bV1.ba’, and the subjects are eight native speakers of standard Chinese. Vowel formants are examined at the onset, middle and offset points of the target vowel. Results show that trans-segmental coarticulation exists in Chinese, especially at the onset point, as well as for the second formant of the target vowel. Coarticulation is more likely to occur on F2, and in Chinese, coarticulatory effect does not extend to the offset point of the vowel.

Index Terms—Coarticulation, consonant, formant, speech, vowel.

Maolin Wang and Guangling Zi are with the College of Chinese Language and Culture, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China (e-mail: wmljd@126.com).

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Cite: Maolin Wang and Guangling Zi, "The Effect of Carry-over Coarticulation of Bi-Syllabic Words in Chinese," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 151-155, 2014.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
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