Ultrasound Investigation of Irish Palatalization (Phase 1, Connacht dialect)

Ryan Bennett, Grant McGuire, Máire Ní Chiosáin & Jaye Padgett
This dataset documents the production of palatalized and velarized consonants in Connemara Irish gathered in 2010 using a portable ultrasound device. Ultrasound imaging provides direct information about tongue body shape and movement, crucial to an understanding of palatalization and velarization. We also recorded video of lip movement, and audio, simultaneously with the ultrasound video. The shape of the tongue body, and of the lips, were extracted from video and averaged by statistical means. This dataset...
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