Lip rounding and vowel formant frequencies in Nantong Chinese
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Publisher:Ohio State University. Department of Linguistics
Citation:Working Papers in Linguistics, no. 43 (1994), 47-55.
A study of the vowel system of Nantong Chinese, which has as many as seven high vowels, suggests that instead of the traditional two formant model, a three formant model is needed to approximate the Nantong vowel space. Of the three formants used in the model, F3 appears to be the major acoustic cue of lip rounding. It also appears that the "maximum dispersion" hypothesis is not true with regard to the Nantong vowel system.
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