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Re: Tallefkeul: tones and whatnot

From:Christopher Wright <faceloran@...>
Date:Monday, August 26, 2002, 15:50
Christophe sekagle:
>Is Tallefkeul nominative?
>Or add some tone sandhi rules!!! They are one of the lovely
complications of
>many tone languages ;)))) . My Itakian is packed with them (but it's
>with all kinds of sandhi anyway ;))) ).
You're cruel. That would just about destroy all meaning that the tones carry. Unless, of course, I can make the pre-sandhi form somewhat predictable. I think I'd have to add two more tones: mid-falling and mid-rising. I'll call them Down and Up respectively, just for quarks. And I'll have to look at various tone systems. Does anyone have a boffo place to find this information?
>The first example of a word containing this >feature is |a fre|: the first, which is pronounced [@ fReId], with a >phonemic /d/ which is not represented in the writing at all!!!
Are there no bounds to your spite? *sigh* I simply don't have the patience to reach your level of irregularity. Perhaps I should overdose on laxatives. Laimes, Wright. ____ "Through not observing the thoughts of another a man is seldom unhappy, but he who does not observe the movements of his own mind must of necessity be unhappy." --Marcus Aurelius


Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>