The realisation of sj- and tj- sounds in Estonian Swedish : some preliminary results

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Abstract

The aim of the present study is to cast some light on the realisation of sj- and tj-sounds (/ɧ/ and /ɕ/) in Estonian Swedish. These sounds are said not to occur in this variety of Swedish, or to have a different realisation as compared to Standard Swedish (Lagman, 1979). Our analysis, based on repetitions of elicited words produced by five elderly speakers of Estonian Swedish, shows that sj- and tj-sounds
are mainly pronounced the way they are spelt (e.g. tjock [tjɔkː] (thick, fat) or stjärna [stjɑːɳ] (star)). There appears, however, some variation in the realisation of the sj-sound, which depending on the word and position in the word can also be pronounced as a retroflex fricative [ʂ] or a palatal fricative [ç]or [ɕ].

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • General Language Studies and Linguistics

Keywords

  • Estonian Swedish, pronunciation
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorking Papers
EditorsMalin Svensson Lundmark, Gilbert Ambrazaitis, Joost van der Weijer
PublisherLund University
Pages23-26
Number of pages4
Volume55
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventFonetik 2015 - Lund, Sweden
Duration: 2015 Jun 82015 Jun 10

Publication series

Name
Volume55
ISSN (Print)0280-526X

Conference

ConferenceFonetik 2015
CountrySweden
CityLund
Period2015/06/082015/06/10

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Logopedics, Phoniatrics and Audiology (013020000), Humanities Lab (015101200), Linguistics and Phonetics (015010003)

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