Fronted Velars, Palatalized Velars, and Palatals

@article{Keating1993FrontedVP,
  title={Fronted Velars, Palatalized Velars, and Palatals},
  author={Patricia A. Keating and Aditi Lahiri},
  journal={Phonetica},
  year={1993},
  volume={50},
  pages={73 - 101}
}
Abstract Articulatory and acoustic characteristics of various stop consonants in Czech, Hungarian, English, and Russian are compared: velars before back and before front vowels, palatalized velars, and palatals. The articulatory data consist of X-ray tracings and palatograms taken from the literature. The acoustic data consist of LPC spectra of brief intervals at stop release and at vowel onset. These data indicate that all of these consonant types are distinct. Contextual fronting of velars is… 

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