Re: I came in late.
|From:||R. Nierse <rnierse@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 27, 1999, 9:09|
> Van: Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
> > Reminds me of Cameroonian Pidgin (Wes Kos). They have three colors:bl=E1k,
> > w=E1yt, r=E9d. Green is "bl=E1k l=E0yk=E0 l=EEf".
> Cool. What do the acutes and circumflexes mean?
Those are the tones. ' means high tone, ` means low tone, ^ is a falling
tone. Actually, a lot of high tones on the end of a sentence are falling
tones, so ^ is an allotone (does this word exist?) of ' .
And there is downdrift too.