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Acoustic properties of implosives in Bantu Mpiemo

  title={Acoustic properties of implosives in Bantu Mpiemo},
  author={Yasuko Nagano-Madsen and Christina Thornell},
Previous studies on implosives have shown a great diversity in the production of implosives among the languages in the world. In the light of this, this paper seeks to identify the acoustic phonetic properties of a Bantu language, Mpiemo, spoken in the Central African Republic. One of the strong acoustic correlates of implosives is increasing voicing amplitude during occlusion, which contrasts with a decreasing voicing amplitude for voiced plosives. Another acoustic property of implosives is… 
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