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Voiceless Nasal Sounds in Three Tibeto-Burman Languages
Title:
Voiceless Nasal Sounds in Three Tibeto-Burman Languages
ID:
Ancienne cote: crdo-COLLECTION_CHK_ART
doi:10.24397/PANGLOSS-0001516
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Online:
Yes
Archive:
Contributor:
Chirkova, Katia (researcher)
Chirkova, Katia (depositor)
Chirkova, Katia (author)
Date:
2018-01-27
Publisher:
Centre de recherches linguistiques sur l'Asie orientale
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.
Content language:
Burmese
Shixing
Tibetan
Subject language:
Burmese
Shixing
Tibetan
Language family:
Sino-Tibetan
Tibeto-Burman
DCMI type:
Collection
Other language:
Birman
Xumi
Tibetain
Other rights:
Freely available for non-commercial use
Other subject:
Birman
Xumi
Tibetain
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Archive: COllections de COrpus Oraux Numeriques (CoCoON ex-CRDO)
Online: Yes
Subject language: Burmese
Subject language: Shixing
Subject language: Tibetan
Language family: Sino-Tibetan
Language family: Tibeto-Burman
Geographic region: Asia
DCMI type: Collection
Content language: Burmese
Content language: Shixing
Content language: Tibetan
Date: 2000 and later
Date: 2010 - 2019
Contributor: Chirkova, Katia
Publisher: Centre de recherches linguistiques sur l'Asie orientale
Title: Voiceless Nasal Sounds in Three Tibeto-Burman Languages
Other language: Birman
Other language: Tibetain
Other language: Xumi
Other rights: Freely available for non-commercial use
Other subject: Birman
Other subject: Tibetain
Other subject: Xumi