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On the phonetics of geminates: evidence from Cypriot Greek

@inproceedings{Arvaniti2000OnTP,
  title={On the phonetics of geminates: evidence from Cypriot Greek},
  author={Amalia Arvaniti and Georgios Tserdanelis},
  booktitle={INTERSPEECH},
  year={2000}
}
This paper examines the acoustic correlates of the geminate consonants of Cypriot Greek. [...] Key Result However, preliminary results from the other cues investigated suggest that gemination does not have a consistent effect on them either within or across speakers.Expand

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