TITLE

THE SILENT INTERVAL OF STOP CONSONANTS

AUTHOR(S)
Suen, Ching Yee; Beddoes, Michael P.
PUB. DATE
January 1974
SOURCE
Language & Speech;Jan-Mar74, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p126
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on stop consonants. An experiment was conducted to measure the silent interval (SI) preceding the burst of all the stop consonants in English. A list of words was constructed for each pair of stop cognates. More commonly used words with stop cognates in similar environments were chosen for the experiment. The average difference of the SI between the voiceless and voiced stop cognates was about 33 m second. and the average ratio between them was about 1.4. By taking a variety of environments into consideration, the analysis of the SI' yielded a result which suggests that the duration of the SI is strongly influenced by different phonetic environments.
ACCESSION #
14100972

 

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