Variation in the realization of /r/ in Phnom Penh Khmer
/creh/, speaker 3, repetition 1. Example of a rhotic approximant. Segmentation criterion was taken to be the absence of energy around F5 (5-7 kHz). /creh/, speaker 11, repetition 2. Example of an approximant. No clear period of closure, just reduction in amplitude and loss of distinct formant structure..
/kruː/, speaker 19, repetition 1. Despite the percept, no evidence of true closure (though acoustic effects of constriction are clearly visible). /traː/, speaker 7, repetition 1. Reduction in amplitude and some weakening of formants, but no clear occlusion.