STUDIES IN THE PHONOLOGY OF ASIAN LANGUAGES. VIII. VIETNAMESE TONES.
Technical rept. Sep 68-Feb 69,
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES ACOUSTICS PHONETICS RESEARCH LAB
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An acoustic-phonetic study of six Vietnamese tones was carried out on approximately 3000 sound spectrograms of four native speakers of the Hanoi dialect. Three temporal segments, four pitch levels, and the glottalization were identified as important cues for the tone recognition. Author