11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Makuhari, Chiba, Japan
September 26-30. 2010

Korean Lenis, Fortis, and Aspirated Stops: Effect of Place of Articulation on Acoustic Realization

Mirjam Broersma

Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands

Unlike most of the world's languages, Korean distinguishes three types of voiceless stops, namely lenis, fortis, and aspirated stops. All occur at three places of articulation. In previous work, acoustic measurements are mostly collapsed over the three places of articulation. This study therefore provides acoustic measurements of Korean lenis, fortis, and aspirated stops at all three places of articulation separately. Clear differences are found among the acoustic characteristics of the stops at the different places of articulation.

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Bibliographic reference.  Broersma, Mirjam (2010): "Korean lenis, fortis, and aspirated stops: effect of place of articulation on acoustic realization", In INTERSPEECH-2010, 941-944.