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.
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