14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-14)

San Francisco, CA, USA
August 1-7, 1999

Phonetic Characterisrics of an Unexploded Stop in Hendo

Didier Demolin, Hubert Ngonga-Ke-Mbembe, Alain Soquet

Phonology Laboratory, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

This paper describes the phonetic characteristics of a particular allophone of the vowel [i] in Hendo, a Bantu language spoken in Congo. This sound is made by an overshoot of [i] and behaves like an unexploded stop. Acoustic, aerodynamic and articulatory techniques have permitted a precise description of this sound.

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Bibliographic reference.  Demolin, Didier / Ngonga-Ke-Mbembe, Hubert / Soquet, Alain (1999): "Phonetic characterisrics of an unexploded stop in Hendo", In ICPhS-14, 1047-1050.