Re: Lots of Questions About Tones
|From:||John Vertical <johnvertical@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, July 10, 2008, 18:25|
On Thu, 10 Jul 2008 17:45:46 +1000, Tristan McLeay wrote:
>> countour tone
>Well, level/contour tones can develop into register tones (e.g. a low
>tone may become creaky voice).
I've suspected as much - got any examples?
>Stress, however, is I think a poor analogy for
>tones; a better one would be length. Length and tone can both indicate
>stress, but they can both be phonemic features on their own.
Interesting angle. I was just going with "prosodic suprasegmental". I
suppose it would be possible to consider length such too in some
circumstances ("suprasegmental length" gets 16800 Ghits) but that's still
not too commonly seen.
Also to consider: tone is typically orthogonal to vowel quality, stress and
length less so.
>(Also, I think you're spelling "contour" wrong. The first syllable is
>the same as "conflict" (n), so with your reformed spelling I can't make
>sense of "countour", and not the standard spelling I know. Perhaps,
>however, I'm missing something.)
Apparently, I simply managed to mkae teh smae tpyo twice. :)