—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.
—Coarticulation, consonant, formant, speech,
Maolin Wang and Guangling Zi are with the College of Chinese
Language and Culture, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China (e-mail:
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.