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Grammatical tones

From:Christopher Wright <faceloran@...>
Date:Friday, August 23, 2002, 19:36

How plausible is it for tones to have a grammatical rather than lexical
meaning? For instance, where many languages have articles, this one would
have different tones instead. Or perhaps verb number or tense would be
indicated thus.

That says it all, doesn't it?*

*Well, not _all_. The minimum amount of time to say everything would be
at least as long as it takes to happen, which is generally agreed to be a
minimum of one hundred thousand billion years.



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