The phonetic status of the (inter)dental approximant

@article{Olson2010ThePS,
  title={The phonetic status of the (inter)dental approximant},
  author={Kenneth S. Olson and Jeff Mielke and Josephine Sanicas-Daguman and Carol Jean Pebley and Hugh Paterson},
  journal={Journal of the International Phonetic Association},
  year={2010},
  volume={40},
  pages={199 - 215}
}
The (inter)dental approximant is a little-studied speech sound in the Philippines and Western Australia. In this paper, we document the articulation of the sound, providing acoustic and video data from Kagayanen and Limos Kalinga, respectively. The sound is attested in at least fifteen languages. It is contrastive in five Western Australian languages, while in the Philippines it generally patterns as an allophone of /l/ but has emerged recently as a separate phoneme due to contact. It arose… Expand
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