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IJET 2014 Vol.6(4): 281-285 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2014.V6.713

Anticipatory Coarticulatory Effect of Bi-Syllabic Words in Chinese

Maolin Wang and Wei Xiong
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 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, formant, speech, vowel

The authors 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 Wei Xiong, "Anticipatory Coarticulatory Effect of Bi-Syllabic Words in Chinese," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 281-285, 2014.

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