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Linguistica Uralica
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Tonal and Temporal Characteristics of Disyllabic Words in Spontaneous Livonian; pp. 1-11
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Tuuli Tuisk

The article focuses on the study of Livonian word prosody and deals primarily with the role of quantity and tone and their phonetic realization. One of the purposes of this paper is to carry out an investigation of the realization of the temporal and tonal characteristics of words consisting of a short first syllable and a half-long second syllable (CV.Cv` structure) in spontaneous speech. An acoustic-phonetic analysis of the recordings of spontaneous speech by four speakers was carried out. In addition, the interaction between pitch alignment and durational changes in three structures of disyllabic words is analyzed.


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