Incipient tonogenesis in Phnom Penh Khmer: Acoustic and perceptual studies

@article{Kirby2014IncipientTI,
  title={Incipient tonogenesis in Phnom Penh Khmer: Acoustic and perceptual studies},
  author={James P. Kirby},
  journal={J. Phonetics},
  year={2014},
  volume={43},
  pages={69-85}
}
Unlike many languages of Southeast Asia, Khmer (Cambodian) is not a tone language. However, in the colloquial speech of the capital Phnom Penh, /r/ is lost in onsets, reportedly supplanted by a range of other acoustic cues such as aspiration, a fallingor low-rising f0 contour, breathy voice quality, and in some cases diphthongization, e.g. /krA:/ ‘poor… CONTINUE READING