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Table 1.

Measurements of Phonological and Phonetic Properties of the Test Sentences

EnglishFrench
High- sonorityLow- sonorityt-testsHigh- sonorityLow- sonorityt-tests
Sonority index 6.05 4.30 t(7.9) = 6.6, p < .001 5.62 3.93 t(9.9) = 8.1, p < .001 
% Sonorous 84.88 46.44 t(9.8) = 8.5,p < .001 79.64 39.17 t(7.5) = 8.8, p < .001 
Speech rate (syll/sec) 5.19 4.55 t(10.0) = 1.3, ns 5.54 4.91 t(9.5) = 1.2, ns 
Pitch variability (st) 0.24 0.39 t(84.8) = 0.8, ns 0.11 0.39 t(84.2) = 1.6, ns 
EnglishFrench
High- sonorityLow- sonorityt-testsHigh- sonorityLow- sonorityt-tests
Sonority index 6.05 4.30 t(7.9) = 6.6, p < .001 5.62 3.93 t(9.9) = 8.1, p < .001 
% Sonorous 84.88 46.44 t(9.8) = 8.5,p < .001 79.64 39.17 t(7.5) = 8.8, p < .001 
Speech rate (syll/sec) 5.19 4.55 t(10.0) = 1.3, ns 5.54 4.91 t(9.5) = 1.2, ns 
Pitch variability (st) 0.24 0.39 t(84.8) = 0.8, ns 0.11 0.39 t(84.2) = 1.6, ns 
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