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Catarina Lopez Homework 5: CONSONANT ACOUSTICS Due Tuesday, 3/26 English stops 1. VOT In Russian, the voiceless stops are significantly shorter and less aspirated. When native Russian speakers are trying to sound more native to English, they would have a difficult time with the aspiration of these stops. Native English speakers tend to make these stops more breathy than Russians. 2. Vowel duration Averages above When the stop is voiced, the duration of the vowels is significantly longer than vowel duration with voiceless stops. For voiceless stops, the throat has to cut off the voice produced during the vowel in order to create the consonant. When going from a vowel to a voiced stop, there is no
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Unformatted text preview: change in the source of the sound and only in the shape of the mouth. Different dialects of English put exaggeration in words on different syllables. This happens by how they elongate different sounds. Vowels before voiced stops are lengthened more naturally and more likely to be longer for all dialects. I had a difficult time placing vowel duration with vowels before /d/ and /g/ because the vowels blend into these sounds so easily. Voiced stop /b/ Voiceless /p/ voiceless stop with vowel voiced stop with vowel...
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  • Spring '08
  • Myers
  • International Phonetic Alphabet, Stop consonant, voiceless stops, vowel duration, Catarina Lopez

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