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Re: ReTonogenesis

From:Kevin Athey <kevindeanathey@...>
Date:Friday, February 4, 2005, 15:59
>From: Roger Mills <rfmilly@...> > >That's about the way I remember it from a seminar with James McCawley a >long >time ago, except he used the "ga" [Na] particle, and IIRC the third one was >ha.shi ga HHL. ("hashi" is one of the very rare minimal triplets.) His PhD >diss. in the 70s is probably the Very Last Word on Japanese accent; don't >know if it was ever published, but a review of his bibliography should turn >up something.
Now that I'm home, I can say fairly definitively that "HA.shi wa" (chopsticks) is HLL, "ha.SHI wa" (bridge) is LHL, and "ha.shi wa" (edge) is LHH. That's what's observed in Tokyo dialect, anyway. Athey _________________________________________________________________ Don’t just search. Find. Check out the new MSN Search!