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Re: THEORY: Tonogenesis

From:Kevin Athey <kevindeanathey@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 2, 2005, 19:14
Can anyone point me to some good sources (website or book) about natlang
tonogenesis?  I'm particulary but not exclusively interested in tonal
systems originating from sources other than loss of stop voicing
distinctions (as in Chinese).

In a related question, has anyone else dealt with tonogenesis in their
conlangs?  I try to make my work as natural as possible, which makes
diachronic linguistics a terrible pain anyway, and with tonogenesis to boot
I'm feeling a little out of my depth.


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