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In this scheme, sounds are classiﬁed as glides if they are produced with narrowing in the vocal tract that is not signiﬁcant enough to produce turbulence or a complete blockage in the oral tract. If the narrowing is signiﬁcant, the sound is classiﬁed as a consonant. Consonants, in addition to being [+consonant] (or [+cons]), are further speciﬁed using the remaining articulator-free features. The liquid /l/ and the nasal sounds /m/, /n/, and /ng/ are [+sonorant, −continuant] (or [+son, −cont]). Sonorant consonants are accompanied by sustained vibration in the vocal folds.
The various types of sounds — vowels, glides, and consonants — have acoustic correlates that are found in speciﬁc spectral and temporal regions in the speech signal. Representative acoustic correlates for phonemes in English are described below. 1 Vowels Vowels are associated with one [+vowel] landmark, with an additional [+glide] landmark for diphthongs. The articulator-bound features for vowels are largely found by examining the F1 (ﬁrst formant) and F2 (second formant) values at the landmarks.
For vowels, spectral energy is concentrated in frequency bands, called formants. A vowel landmark is placed at a time when the amplitude of the ﬁrst formant (F1) is a maximum (Howitt, 2000). The articulatorfree feature for a vowel is marked [+vowel]. Diphthongs, such as /ai/, /au/, and /oi/, exhibit diﬀerent vowel qualities at the start and at the end of the sound. These sounds may be described as vowels with oﬀ-glides. A separate oﬀ-glide landmark is thus assigned to a time near the end of the sound.