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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:
> > w=E1yt, r=E9d. Green is "bl=E1k l=E0yk=E0 l=EEf". >=20 > 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.