15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Phonetic Realizations of Polish Geminate Affricates

Ela Thurgood (1), Grażyna Demenko (2)

(1) California State University at Chico, USA
(2) Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

The study analyzes the phonetic realizations of the three Polish geminate affricates /tsts/, /tɕ tɕ/ and /tʃ tʃ/; the first two are morphologically derived, the third geminate is lexical. The study shows that all the phonologically geminate affricates are phonetically manifested variably: sometimes by rearticulation of the affricate, sometimes by lengthening the duration of the stop closure component (Thurgood, 2001), and, at times, even by the lengthening the duration of the fricative component.

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Bibliographic reference.  Thurgood, Ela / Demenko, Grażyna (2003): "Phonetic realizations of Polish geminate affricates", In ICPhS-15, 1895-1898.