5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

An Approach of the Catalan Palatals Discrimination Based on Durational Patterns of Spectral Evolution

Marielle Bruyninckx, Bernard Harmegnies

Laboratoire de Phonétique, Universite de Mons-Hainaut, Mons, Belgium

Catalan has been studied by several authors, who gave phonologic as well as phonetic descriptions of the language. In most studies, authors have nevertheless focussed on categories of sounds, considered each in turn, rather than on possible associations of sounds. Implementations of this knowing may therefore raise problems, since acoustical patterns of dvnamical evolution are not well known. The paper addresses the particular case of the []-[lj] and [n]-[nj] acoustical differences. The data show that the differences to be found are mainly related to reorganisations of the time function.

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Bibliographic reference.  Bruyninckx, Marielle / Harmegnies, Bernard (1997): "An approach of the catalan palatals discrimination based on durational patterns of spectral evolution", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 947-950.