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  • 1 Hungarian Academy of Sciences Research Institute for Linguistics Benczúr u. 33. H-1068 Budapest Hungary
  • | 2 Eötvös Loránd University Department of Phonetics Múzeum krt. 4/A H-1088 Budapest Hungary
  • | 3 Kissena Hall 349, Queen College of CUNY Department of Linguistics and Communication Disorders 65-30 Kissena Boulevard Flushing NY 11367-1597 USA
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The duration of the vowel and the nasal was analyzed in the casual pronunciation of Hungarian words containing the sequence V n .C, where ‘.’ is a syllable boundary and C is a stop, affricate, fricative, or approximant. It was found that due to anticipatory coarticulation the duration of n is significantly shorter before fricatives and approximants than before stops and affricates.A teaching algorithm was used to distinguish between stops/affricates and fricatives/approximants in V n C sequences. We used an approach to the classification of C by means of the support vector machine (SVM) and the properties of Radial basis function (RBF) kernel (using MATLAB, version 7.0). The results show close to 95% correct responses for the stop/affricate vs. fricative/approximant distinction of C, as opposed to about 60% correct responses for the classification of the voicing feature of C.

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