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A spectral analysis of the backing of Afrikaans /s/ in the consonant cluster /rs/

@inproceedings{Ewald2015ASA,
  title={A spectral analysis of the backing of Afrikaans /s/ in the consonant cluster /rs/},
  author={Otto Ewald},
  year={2015}
}
This acoustic study investigates the phoneme /s/ in Afrikaans and its backed realization in the consonant cluster /rs/ in coda position. The study focuses on spectral differences between the two contexts, with and without a preceding /r/, employing two spectral measurements: the center of gravity and skewness. The analysis revealed a lower center of gravity and a lesser degree of skewness for /s/ in the cluster /rs/, indicating a flatter spectrum with more energy at lower frequencies, pointing… Expand
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