A cross-linguistic acoustic comparison of unreleased word-final stops

Korean and Thai

Kimiko Tsukada*

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Abstract

This study compared acoustic characteristics of final stops in Korean and Thai. Word-final stops are phonetically realized as unreleased stops in these languages. Native speakers of Korean and Thai produced monosyllabic words ending with [p t k] in each of their native languages (L1). Formant frequencies of /i a u/ at the vowel's offset were examined. In both languages, the place effect was significant and interacted with the vowel type. For non-front vowels (/a/ and /u/), F2 offset was highest before [t], while for the front vowel (/i/), it was highest before [k]. Preliminary results of a perception experiment with English-speaking listeners suggest that the absence of release bursts is most detrimental to the intelligibility of [k], least for [p] and intermediate for [t].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2004
EditorsS. H. Kim, D. H. Youn
Place of PublicationKorea
PublisherSunjin Printing Co.
Pages1293-1296
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2004 - Jeju, Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 4 Oct 20048 Oct 2004

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Other8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2004
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju, Jeju Island
Period4/10/048/10/04

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Tsukada, K. (2004). A cross-linguistic acoustic comparison of unreleased word-final stops: Korean and Thai. In S. H. Kim, & D. H. Youn (Eds.), 8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2004 (pp. 1293-1296). Korea: Sunjin Printing Co..