Phonetic structures of Aleut

  title={Phonetic structures of Aleut},
  author={A. Taff and Lorna Rozelle and Taehong Cho and P. Ladefoged and M. Dirks and J. Wegelin},
  journal={J. Phonetics},
  • A. Taff, Lorna Rozelle, +3 authors J. Wegelin
  • Published 2001
  • Computer Science
  • J. Phonetics
  • Abstract A detailed analysis of the phonetic structures of Aleut, a moribund language spoken in Alaska, shows how much general phonetic information can be gathered from the investigation of an endangered language. Aleut has an unusual distribution of consonants, with varying functional loads. There are no bilabial stops. Among alveolar, velar and uvular stops, VOT is shorter for alveolar than for velar or uvular stops, but, despite current general phonetic theories, there is no difference in… CONTINUE READING
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