Acoustic-phonetic description of the sixth vowel of the spoken chedungun in Alto Bío-Bío
Jaime Soto-Barba, Universidad de Concepción, Chile
Isolina Lara, Universidad de Concepción, Chile
Gastón Salamanca, Universidad de Concepción, Chile
Jaime Soto-Barba, Isolina Lara y Gastón Salamanca, 2016: "Descripción fonético-acústica de la sexta vocal en el chedungun hablado en Alto Bío-Bío", Onomázein 34, 229-241.
DOI: 10.7764/onomazein.34.14

Abstract:
This study presents the main results obtained from a phonetic-acoustic analysis of formants 1 and 2 (F1 & F2) of the tonic production of the sixth vowel from chedungun, a dialect of mapudungun, in two locations of Alto Bío-Bío (Queuco and Bío-Bío). These sounds were produced by 10 male speakers from a corpus of more than 100 lexical items specially selected to examine the chedungun phonetic-phonologic system. The data and results on this study indicate by one hand that there is not a significant geographical influence in the production of [ə] and [ɯ], and also that most of the phonetic production were performed as [ə] instead of [ɯ].