Final Consonants and Glottalization: New Perspectives from Hanoi Vietnamese

  title={Final Consonants and Glottalization: New Perspectives from Hanoi Vietnamese},
  author={Alexis Michaud},
  pages={119 - 146}
  • A. Michaud
  • Published 1 April 2004
  • Linguistics
  • Phonetica
Abstract The evolution from final obstruents to final glottal stop and then to rhymeglottalization (i.e. from /at/ to /aʔ/, then to /aˀ/) is a well-established general trendin the history of the Sino-Tibetan language family and beyond. It has further beenshown by laryngoscopy that in three languages which retain the nonreleasedsyllable-final obstruents /p/, /t/ and /k/ (Standard Thai, and two Chinese dialects),these obstruents are often accompanied by a glottal stop. The present researchraises… 

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