Les Nasales du Portugais et du Français : une étude comparative sur les données EMMA
Solange Rossato, António Teixeira, Liliana Ferreira.

In this paper we present a first comparative study of velum height and movement in French and Portuguese based on EMMA data. Results show that the velum height reaches the highest position for oral consonants and decreases for oral vowels, nasal consonants and nasal vowels for both languages. Open vowels were found to be pronounced with velum height similar to the height used in nasal consonants production. Nasal vowels are produced with the lowest velum height in both languages but reveal different dynamic patterns.