ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009

Production boundary between fricative and affricate in Japanese and Korean speakers

Kimiko Yamakawa, Shigeaki Amano, Shuichi Itahashi

A fricative [s] and an affricate [ts] pronounced by both native Japanese and Korean speakers were analyzed to clarify the effect of the mother language on speech production. It was revealed that Japanese speakers have a clear individual production boundary between [s] and [ts], and that this boundary corresponds to the production boundary of all Japanese speakers. In contrast, although Korean speakers tend to have a clear individual production boundary, the boundary dose not corresponds to that of Japanese speakers. These facts suggest that Korean speakers tend to have a stable [s]-[ts] production boundary but that differ from Japanese speakers.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-165

Cite as: Yamakawa, K., Amano, S., Itahashi, S. (2009) Production boundary between fricative and affricate in Japanese and Korean speakers. Proc. Interspeech 2009, 468-471, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-165

@inproceedings{yamakawa09_interspeech,
  author={Kimiko Yamakawa and Shigeaki Amano and Shuichi Itahashi},
  title={{Production boundary between fricative and affricate in Japanese and Korean speakers}},
  year=2009,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2009},
  pages={468--471},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2009-165}
}