ERIC Number: ED055469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
An Acoustical and Physiological Investigation of the Arabic /E/.
Al-Ani, Salman H.
Using acoustical evidence from spectrograms and physiological evidence from X-ray sound films, it appears that the most common allophone for the Arabic voiced pharyngeal fricative, at least in Iraqi, is a voiceless stop, and not a voiced fricative, as many believe. The author considers the phoneme in different environments and describes its behavior. Comments from other linguists are included along with photographs of the spectrogram findings. (VM)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academy of the Socialist Republic of Rumania, Bucharest.
Note: Offprint from the Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress of Linguistics (Bucharest, Romania, August 28-September 2, l967), pl55-166