THE SOMATIC CHARACTERISTICSOF THE KYRGYZ VOWELS IN COMPARISON WITH THE SOUTHERN-SIBERIAN TURKIC LANGUAGES

Irina SELYUTINA

Gulmira ESENBAYEVA

The article by I.Ya. Selyutina and G.A. Esenbayeva “The somatic characteristics of the Kyrgyz vowels in comparison with the Southern-Siberian Turkic languages” is devoted to results of contrastive-typological analysis of vowel systems of Kirgiz and the related Turkic languages of South Siberian region. The investigation, based on objective instrumental data, reveals not only integrating but also differential features both in inventories of vocal phonological units and in the principles of its system-structure organization.

Keywords: Phonetics, Phonology, Vocalism, Articulatory-Acoustic Base, Experimental-Phonetic Methods.