Pharyngeals in Tigrinya

Authors

  • J. Anderson Dept. of Linguistics, Toronto Univ., Ont., Canada
  • H. Rogers Dept. of Linguistics, Toronto Univ., Ont., Canada

Keywords:

natural languages, speech processing, Tigrinya, phonology, phonetics, voiced pharyngeal approximant

Abstract

This paper focuses on the phonology and phonetics of a voiced pharyngeal approximant. While the Tigrinya pharyngeal is like pharyngeals in other language families in which they occur (Afro-Asiatic, Caucasian, and Salishan) in their effect on vowel formants, they differ in that they are realized as a break in the formant patterns of an adjacent vowel segment. Tigrinya is a South Semitic language spoken in Eritrea

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Published

1994-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Anderson J, Rogers H. Pharyngeals in Tigrinya. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 1994 Sep. 1 [cited 2024 Mar. 5];22(3):149-50. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/893

Issue

Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada