Abstract

The somewhat misnamed breathy voiced vowels of Javanese have been retermed "slack voiced" by Ladefoged and Maddieson (1996). This paper extends the analysis of Javanese vowels to a wider range of vowels, describes in precise detail what the acoustic characteristics of Javanese slack voice are, and examines the acoustic characteristics of the "emphatic" voice quality often used in Javanese—the acoustic qualities of which are usually associated with what is more typically called breathy voice. I find that it is necessary to extend the range of voice qualities found in Javanese from stiff and slack to include the distinct breathy voice used for emphasis.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-9421
Print ISSN
0029-8115
Pages
pp. 277-295
Launched on MUSE
2005-01-20
Open Access
No
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