ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009

Rarefaction gestures and coarticulation in mangetti dune !xung clicks

Amanda Miller, Abigail Scott, Bonny Sands, Sheena Shah

We provide high-speed ultrasound data on the four Mangetti Dune !Xung clicks. The posterior constriction is uvular for all four clicks — front uvular for [g|] and [}] and back uvular for [g!] and [g{]. [g!] and [g{] both involve tongue center lowering and tongue root retraction as part of the rarefaction gestures. The rarefaction gestures in [g|] and [}] involve tongue center lowering. Lingual cavity volume is largest for [g!], followed by [g{], [}] and [g|]. A tongue tip recoil effect is found following [g!], but the effect is smaller than that seen in IsiXhosa in earlier studies.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-646

Cite as: Miller, A., Scott, A., Sands, B., Shah, S. (2009) Rarefaction gestures and coarticulation in mangetti dune !xung clicks. Proc. Interspeech 2009, 2279-2282, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-646

  author={Amanda Miller and Abigail Scott and Bonny Sands and Sheena Shah},
  title={{Rarefaction gestures and coarticulation in mangetti dune !xung clicks}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2009},