ISCA Archive ICSLP 1994
ISCA Archive ICSLP 1994

CV as a phonological unit in Korean

Yeo Bom Yoon

The rime as a viable phonological unit in English has been supported by a wide range of sources of evidence: language acquisition, speech errors, a rime-based poetic tradition, experimental word games, etc. In Korean, however, there is evidence for CV (or the body), a unit composed of a vowel and the preceding consonant. This paper discusses (I) some evidence for the body unit in Korean, (II) a word-blending experiment that shows the correlation between the sonority value of a prevocalic consonant and its stickiness to the vowel, and (III) a recent extension involving sound similarity judgments that confirms the body as a major sub-syllabic unit in Korean.


Cite as: Yoon, Y.B. (1994) CV as a phonological unit in Korean. Proc. 3rd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1994), 483-486

@inproceedings{yoon94_icslp,
  author={Yeo Bom Yoon},
  title={{CV as a phonological unit in Korean}},
  year=1994,
  booktitle={Proc. 3rd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1994)},
  pages={483--486}
}