Abstract:This article deals with the auditory cues used for the distinction of the place of articulation in Brazilian Portuguese (PB). In the first part, we describe the acoustic properties of the fricatives [ʃ] and [s] and the stops [b] and [d] followed by the vowel [a] of Brazilian Portuguese (BP). We analyzed speech samples of seven native BP speakers recorded in Belo Horizonte. Similar duration values were obtained for [ʃ] and [s], as well as for the release phase of oral occlusion in the stops. The prevoicing phas… Show more
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