Vowels and Diphthongs in Hangzhou Wu Chinese Dialect

Yang Yue, Fang Hu


This paper gives an acoustic phonetic description of the vowels and diphthongs in Hangzhou Wu Chinese dialect. Data from 12 speakers, 6 male and 6 female, were measured and analyzed. Monophthongs were investigated in CV, CVN and CVC syllables; diphthongs were examined in terms of temporal organization, spectral properties and dynamic aspects. Results suggest that falling diphthongs tend to have a single dynamic target, while rising diphthongs have two static spectral targets.


 DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2018-1225

Cite as: Yue, Y., Hu, F. (2018) Vowels and Diphthongs in Hangzhou Wu Chinese Dialect. Proc. Interspeech 2018, 207-211, DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2018-1225.


@inproceedings{Yue2018,
  author={Yang Yue and Fang Hu},
  title={Vowels and Diphthongs in Hangzhou Wu Chinese Dialect},
  year=2018,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2018},
  pages={207--211},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2018-1225},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2018-1225}
}