ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009

Acoustic cues of palatalisation in plosive + lateral onset clusters

Daniela Müller, Sidney Martin Mota

Palatalisation of /l/ in obstruent + lateral onset clusters in the absence of a following palatal sound has received a considerable amount of attention from historical linguistics. The phonetics of its development, however, remains less well-investigated. This paper aims at studying the acoustic cues that could have led plosive + lateral onset clusters to develop palatalisation. It is found that onset clusters with velar plosives favour palatalisation more than labial + lateral clusters, and that a high degree of darkness diminishes the likelihood of palatalisation to take place.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-512

Cite as: Müller, D., Mota, S.M. (2009) Acoustic cues of palatalisation in plosive + lateral onset clusters. Proc. Interspeech 2009, 1695-1698, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-512

@inproceedings{muller09_interspeech,
  author={Daniela Müller and Sidney Martin Mota},
  title={{Acoustic cues of palatalisation in plosive + lateral onset clusters}},
  year=2009,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2009},
  pages={1695--1698},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2009-512}
}