Acoustic analysis of vowel nasalization in Taizhou Chinese

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Prague 2023
EditorsRadek Skarnitzl, Jan Volín
PublisherGuarant International
Pages3056-3060
Number of pages5
ISBN (electronic)978-80-908 114-2-3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2023

Conference

Title20th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS 2023)
LocationPrague Congress Center
PlaceCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period7 - 11 August 2023

Abstract

This study investigates the nasality of the nasal vowels, [ĩ ũ ẽ], and the nasalized V[ŋ] rhymes, [iŋ əŋ aŋ ɔŋ], in Taizhou Chinese. It also examines the weakening of the final nasal in the V[ŋ] rhymes. Praat was used to perform A1-H1, A1-P1, and MaxDA3 measurements of the test nasal vowels and V[ŋ] rhymes and their comparable oral counterparts produced by ten native Taizhou speakers. The analyzed data show that (i) [ĩ] and [ũ] are nasalized throughout; (ii) [ẽ] is partially or nearly denasalized, which is accompanied by the diphthongization of the oral counterpart [e]; (iii) in [əŋ aŋ ɔŋ], the vowel is nasalized throughout, while the final [ŋ] may be dropped when preceded by the non-back vowel [ə] or [a]; and (iv) in [iŋ], [i] is nasalized throughout when [ŋ] is retained, but nasalized partly when [ŋ] is dropped.

Citation Format(s)

Acoustic analysis of vowel nasalization in Taizhou Chinese. / Han, Qianwen; Lee, Wai-Sum.
Proceedings of the 20th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Prague 2023. ed. / Radek Skarnitzl; Jan Volín. Guarant International, 2023. p. 3056-3060 662.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review