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Re: Lots of Questions About Tones

From:Alex Fink <000024@...>
Date:Thursday, July 10, 2008, 4:09
On Wed, 9 Jul 2008 23:46:09 +0100, David McCann <david@...>

>Imagine a language with /bas/ and /bat/. If the contrast between /p/ >and /b/ is lost, /ba-/ is likely to acquire a high or rising tone in >becoming /pa-/.
_High_ or rising? AIUI voiced stops in the onset are supposed to have a lowering effect, generally I believe because of (possibly subphonemic) breathiness, so they'd yield low (or rising?) tones. Alex


ROGER MILLS <rfmilly@...>