International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing
August 23-24, 2002
Research on the Semivowel by Dynamic Palatogram in Standard Chinese
Yuling Zheng, Huaiqiao Bao
Nationality Studies, CASS, Beijing, China
Through the combination of acoustic analysis of speech
and dynamic palatogram, researches are done on
phonetic properties of /y, w, yu/ as initials and /i, u, v/
as main vowels and transition vowels. This paper
points out /y, w, yu/ as initials are of properties of
semivowels; while /i, u, v/ as transition vowels still stick
to properties of vowels, though they change more
quickly and therefore can be called glides.
Zheng, Yuling / Bao, Huaiqiao (2002):
"Research on the semivowel by dynamic palatogram in standard Chinese",
In ISCSLP 2002, paper 65.