An acoustic study of Georgian stop consonants

  title={An acoustic study of Georgian stop consonants},
  author={Chad Vicenik},
  journal={Journal of the International Phonetic Association},
  pages={59 - 92}
  • C. Vicenik
  • Published 15 March 2010
  • Physics
  • Journal of the International Phonetic Association
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