Perception of Quantity in Estonian  

Diana Krull and Hartmut Traunmüller

Proceedings of the XIIIth Swedish Phonetics Conference (FONETIK 2000) Skövde, Sweden, May 24-26, 2000: 85-88.


An experiment is described in which the speech rate of a short preceding or following context was manipulated in addition to that of a vowel or a consonant that carried a quantity distinction. The results showed the durations of these segments and the speech rate of their left and right context to be crucial for quantity perception.

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