ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Experimental Linguistics (ExLing 2008)

Athens, Greece
August 25-27, 2008

Using F2 Transition Parameters in dIstinguishing Persian Affricates from Homorganic Consonants

Zahra Mahmoodzade, Mahmoud Bijankhan

Linguistics Department, University of Tehran, Iran

F2 transition parameters including F2 onset and offset frequency and locus equations have been studied for Persian affricates /dZ, tS/ and homorganic dental plosives /d, t/ and post alveolar fricatives /Z, S/. The F2 offset frequencies hierarchy is follow: post alveolar fricatives> affricates> dental plosives. This parameter makes a significant difference among mentioned consonants; however it does not show voiced- unvoiced contrast. F2 onset does not provide regular results and locus equations coefficients do not show a significant difference between affricates and homorganic consonants. [Phonetic symbols are in SAMPA notation.]

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Bibliographic reference.  Mahmoodzade, Zahra / Bijankhan, Mahmoud (2008): "Using F2 transition parameters in distinguishing Persian affricates from homorganic consonants", In ExLing-2008, 153-156.