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A brief comparison between the articulation of phoneme in English and Chinese

In this article we compared articulation of phoneme in English and Chinese, and summarized the differences between them. In Chinese, there are tones, and the articulation mostly emphasizes on one phoneme in diphthongs and triphthongs. In these two kinds of vowels, the duration of /a/、/e/、/ o/ and / u / is longer, however, the duration of /i/ and /u/ is shorter. In consonants, there are three characteristics in Chinese: aspirated versus aspirateless, retroflexed versus retroflexless, and front nasal versus back nasal. Thus, it is necessary for us to develop the inducement means and strategies according to the articulation of Chinese characteristic.
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