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these that there is considerable overlap of F| and F2 values for „diffcrcnt" vowels
in Icelandic. In fact, there seem to be instances of completc ovcrlap in the scnsc that
the values for a particular measurement for, say, í of one spcaker may be identical
to those for ; of another speaker. Same can be found for particular instanccs of i vs.
e, e vs. u, u vs. ö, ú vs. o etc. This means, then, that onc cannot always dctcrminc
on the basis of the F, and F2 values alone (for a singlc mcasuremcnt) which of thc
8 Icelandic monophthongs may be irivolved.
Despite this, it is clear, of course, that people do not normally have any trouble
in distinguishing the different vowels. The question is, then, what the role of other
acoustic and perceptual cues may be, such as thc relation of F, and F2 to F0, thc valuc
of F3 etc. These arc among the questions that are left herc for futurc invcstigations.