Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Budapest, Hungary
September 5-9, 1999

Acoustic Characteristics of Plosives in Consonant-Consonant Sequences at Word Boundaries

Natalia Petlyuchenko

Odessa State University, Romance-Germanic Faculty Odessa, Ukraine

In this paper we describe acoustic characteristics of aspi-ration, explosiveness and tension of plosives within the framework of consonant sequences at boundaries of two words extracted from German read speech. In these sequences (66 types) the prejuncture consonants (in final position in the preceding word) were limited to the plosives p/t/k, whereas the post-juncture consonants (in initial position in the following word) could consist of the entire set of German consonants. The proposed order of sounds at word boundaries enables to trace modifications of the plosives in question and degree of their correlation with a number of positional-combinatory and prosodic factors, namely type of following consonant, presence of pause inside the sequence, position of plosives in rhyth-mic groups with regards to tone syllable.

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Bibliographic reference.  Petlyuchenko, Natalia (1999): "Acoustic characteristics of plosives in consonant-consonant sequences at word boundaries", In EUROSPEECH'99, 435-438.