5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Sydney, Australia
November 30 - December 4, 1998

The Acoustic And Perceptual Features Of Tone In The Tibeto-Burman Language Ao Naga

Alexander Robertson Coupe

Australian National University, Australia

The tonemes of the Waromung Mongsen dialect of Ao Naga, a Tibeto-Burman of northeast India, are described with respect to their auditory and acoustic features. Even though rather small FO differences are found to separate each contrasting toneme, the results of a perception test nevertheless demonstrate that these small differences are perceptually salient to a native speaker and are readily identifiable.

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Bibliographic reference.  Coupe, Alexander Robertson (1998): "The acoustic and perceptual features of tone in the tibeto-burman language ao naga", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0688.