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SIL Electronic Working Papers 2007-005

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

Author  King, Phil
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.

  An Acoustic Description of Central Vowels in Three Austronesian Languages of New Ireland
Published  2007
Languages  Notsi [ncf]
Sursurunga [sgz]
Tiang [tbj]
Country  Papua New Guinea
Subjects  Acoustic analysis
Comparison
Vowels
Keywords  Acoustic analysis; Comparison; Vowels