Journal of Phonetics & Audiology

Journal of Phonetics & Audiology
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ISSN: 2471-9455

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Hayato Aoi

Hayato Aoi
National Institute for Japanese Languages and Linguistics,
Japan

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  • Short Communication
    Phonetic Features of a Laminal Vowel in Tarama-Miyako Ryukyuan
    Author(s): Hayato AoiHayato Aoi

    In this paper, I report phonetic details of a laminal vowel in the Tarama variety of Miyako Ryukyuan. The laminal vowel in Tarama-Miyako Ryukyuan is articulated with not only the back of the tongue but also the blade, i.e., it is a laminal-dorsal vocoid. While such vowels have been reported before, previous cases were allophonic, whereas the Tarama-Miyako Ryukyuan vowel is phonemic. This paper presents both acoustic (spectrographic) and articulatory (palatographic and linguographic) details of this vowel. .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2471-9455.1000134

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