- 音声研究 (ISSN:13428675)
- vol.21, no.2, pp.53-60, 2017-08-30 (Released:2018-02-28)
This study investigated overlapping of /o/ and /u/ in young Seoul Korean speakers' lenis/aspirated CV syllables, and discusses its results with previous studies' observations of overlapping in speech units of different length. Male speakers showed no overlapping in the lenis CV context, but did in the aspirated CV context. Females showed overlapping in both contexts, with greater overlapping in the aspirated. By comparing with previous V and read speech studies, it suggests that overlapping may be related to coarticulation and clarity reduction for males. For females, there is a possibility that the presence of C reduces overlapping in V.