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Durational Correlates of Word-initial Voiceless Geminate Stops: The Case of Kelantan Malay

  title={Durational Correlates of Word-initial Voiceless Geminate Stops: The Case of Kelantan Malay},
  author={Mohd Hilmi Hamzah and J. Fletcher and J. Hajek},
This paper investigates the production of wordinitial geminate consonants in Kelantan Malay with a focus on voiceless stops. It presents an acoustic phonetic analysis examining two acoustic parameters: closure duration and voice onset time (VOT). Evidence from a production experiment indicates that there is a clear durational contrast between word-initial voiceless geminate stops and their singleton counterparts. Closure duration is found to be the most robust acoustic correlate for the… Expand

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