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STUDIES OF SYLLABLE NUCLEI 2
MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR
This study deals with the influence of preceding and folowing consonants on the duration of stressed vowes and dipthongs in MERICAN English. A set of 1263 CNC words, pronounced in an idental frame by the same speaker, was analyzed spectrographically, and the influences of various asses of consonants on the uraion of the nucles were detemined. he residual duraional differences are analyzed as intrinsic durional charaterstics, assoated with each sylable nuleus. The theory is tested wth a set of 30 minmal prs of CN words, uttered by five different spekers.