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Re: C'ali update: tonal phonology

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Monday, May 24, 2004, 5:05
> I'd be interested in seeing something on Digo.
Actually, the irony is that until Kisseberth bothered to, like, pay attention to Digo prosodic features, it was actually said that Digo had no tone system at all! (Like neighboring Swahili, which is bizarre for a Bantu language in not having tones.) Kisseberth's article is a masterful one, because it actually not just the "right" analysis, but also why other analyses won't work, in a garden-path manner. Here's the citation on it: Digo Tonology. Charles Kisseberth. In _Autosegmental Studies in Bantu Tone_, pp. 105-182. ========================================================================= Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally, Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of 1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter. Chicago, IL 60637