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Title:Voiceless Nasal Sounds in Three Tibeto-Burman Languages
Access Rights:Freely accessible
Contributor (depositor):Chirkova, Katia
Contributor (researcher):Chirkova, Katia
Creator:Chirkova, Katia
Date Available (W3CDTF):2018-01-27
Date Issued (W3CDTF):2018-02-15T14:56:21+01:00
Date Modified (W3CDTF):2018-02-15T15:17:17+01:00
Description:Voiceless Nasal Sounds in Three Tibeto-Burman Languages : This paper focuses on two types of voiceless nasal sounds in Xumi, a Tibeto-Burman language: (1) the voiceless aspirated nasals /m̥/ [m̥h̃] and /n̥/ [n̥h̃]; and (2) the voiceless nasal glottal fricative [h̃]. We provide a synchronic description of these two types of sounds, and explore their similarities and differences. Xumi voiceless nasal consonants are described with reference to the voiceless nasal consonants /m̥/ and /n̥/ in Burmese and Kham Tibetan, because Burmese voiceless nasals are the best described type of voiceless nasals, and are therefore used as a reference point for comparison; whereas voiceless nasals in Kham Tibetan, which is in close contact with Xumi, represent a characteristic regional feature. The synchronic description is based on acoustic and aerodynamic measurements (the total duration of the target phonemes, the duration of the voiced period during the target phonemes, mean nasal and oral flow). Our study (i) contributes to a better understanding of voiceless nasals as a type of sound; (ii) provides a first-ever instrumental description (acoustic and aerodynamic) of the voiceless nasal glottal fricative [h̃], as attested in a number of Tibeto-Burman languages of Southwest China; and (iii) suggests a possible phonetic basis for the observed dialectal and diachronic variation between voiceless nasals and [h̃] in some Tibeto-Burman languages.
Identifier:Ancienne cote: crdo-COLLECTION_CHK_ART
Identifier (URI):https://cocoon.huma-num.fr/exist/crdo/meta/cocoon-10717b0e-309b-3f2c-aeb9-3fa95c8c9e1b
Is Part Of (URI):oai:crdo.vjf.cnrs.fr:cocoon-be714d3c-dda7-3002-a406-28b5788b73cb
Is Referenced By:Ekaterina Chirkova, Patricia Basset, Angelique Amelot. Voiceless nasal sounds in three Tibeto-Burman languages. 2016. <https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01684889>
Shixing; Xumi
Language (ISO639):mya
License (URI):http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/
Publisher:Centre de recherches linguistiques sur l'Asie orientale
Relation (URI):https://nakala.fr/11280/de0f4d32
Subject:Burmese language
Shixing language
Tibetan language
Subject (ISO639):mya
Type (DCMI):Collection


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Citation: Chirkova, Katia. 2018. Centre de recherches linguistiques sur l'Asie orientale.
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