An acoustic study of Georgian stop consonants

@article{Vicenik2010AnAS,
  title={An acoustic study of Georgian stop consonants},
  author={Chad Vicenik},
  journal={Journal of the International Phonetic Association},
  year={2010},
  volume={40},
  pages={59 - 92}
}
  • C. Vicenik
  • Published 15 March 2010
  • Physics
  • Journal of the International Phonetic Association
This study investigates the acoustic properties of ejective, voiced and voiceless aspirated stops in Georgian, a Caucasian language, and seeks to answer two questions: (i) Which acoustic features discriminate the three stop types? and (ii) Do Georgian stops undergo initial strengthening, and if so, is it syntagmatic or paradigmatic strengthening? Five female speakers were recorded reading words embedded in carrier phrases and stories. Acoustic measures include closure duration, voicing during… 
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