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

Eva Liina, Asu; Ewald, Otto LU and Schötz, Susanne LU (2015) Fonetik 2015 In Working Papers 55. p.23-26
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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Svensson Lundmark, Malin; Ambrazaitis, Gilbert; Weijer, Joost van der; ; and
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Lund University
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Fonetik 2015
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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<br/><br>
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].},
  author       = {Eva Liina, Asu and Ewald, Otto and Schötz, Susanne},
  booktitle    = {Working Papers},
  editor       = {Svensson Lundmark, Malin and Ambrazaitis, Gilbert and Weijer, Joost van der},
  issn         = {0280-526X},
  keyword      = {Estonian Swedish,pronunciation},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {23--26},
  publisher    = {Lund University},
  title        = {The realisation of sj- and tj- sounds in Estonian Swedish : some preliminary results},
  volume       = {55},
  year         = {2015},
}