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Offline Daniel

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Aspirated fricatives
« on: January 17, 2014, 10:45:34 PM »
This is an interesting paper with a new type of sound for me:
Salgado, Slavic & Zhao (2013). The production of aspirated fricatives in Sgaw Karen

The appendices include recordings of minimal pairs with /s/ and /sʰ/. Due to my English categorical perception it's very hard to hear a difference, but with enough effort I think I can detect it. Very interesting!

The arguments in the paper are farther from my experience so I can't really comment on them, but they seem interesting as well.
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Re: Aspirated fricatives
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 05:45:31 PM »
Interesting! Is there a recording of the sound? I only read the abstract. I think it'd be really difficult for me to discern aspiration of a continuous sound, especially a voiceless fricative! Good post!

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Re: Aspirated fricatives
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2014, 06:40:26 PM »
Yes, the recordings are the "Appendix" files at the top, below the main article.
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