Analysis of tongue shapes during the production of kannada consonants

Authors

  • Alexei Kochetov Dept. of Linguistics, University of Toronto, 100 St. George St, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3, Canada
  • N. Sreedevi Dept. of Speech Sciences, AH India Institute of Speech and Hearing. Manasagangothri, Mysore, 570006 Kamataka, India
  • Kasim Midula Dept. of Speech Sciences, AH India Institute of Speech and Hearing. Manasagangothri, Mysore, 570006 Kamataka, India

Keywords:

Confidence interval, Relative displacement, Statistical comparisons

Abstract

A study was conducted to focus on the relative displacement of the tongue in the production of retroflex consonants in Kannada language, calculated as the difference between the tongue shapes during the consonant closure and the rest position. It was found that the retroflex stop and the palatal affricate were characterized by greater displacement compared to the dental and velar stops, suggestive of the greater articulatory complexity of the former two. The two curves are considered significantly different in a given region if their 95% confidence intervals do not overlap. The results of the statistical comparison of tongue shapes for Kannada lingual consonants are parallel to the earlier findings of displacement differences based on the same data.

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Published

2012-09-01

How to Cite

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Kochetov A, Sreedevi N, Midula K. Analysis of tongue shapes during the production of kannada consonants. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2012 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Oct. 20];40(3):30-1. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2524

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada