Journal of Phonetics volume 35, issue 3, P271-300 2007 DOI: 10.1016/j.wocn.2006.11.002 View full text
Stefan Benus, Adamantios I. Gafos

Abstract: AbstractUsing a combination of magnetometry and ultrasound, we examined the articulatory characteristics of the so-called 'transparent' vowels [iː], [i], and [eː] in Hungarian vowel harmony. Phonologically, transparent vowels are front, but they can be followed by either front or back suffixes. However, a finer look reveals an underlying phonetic coherence in two respects. First, transparent vowels in back harmony contexts show a less advanced (more retracted) tongue body posture than phonemically identical …

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