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Re: Three vowel grades

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Friday, December 27, 2002, 13:24
Christophe Grandsire scripsit:

> As for how that could have originated, you should ask Teoh who (I > think) has creaky voice associated with tone in her mother tongue Hokkien.
Creaky voice typically occurs as an exaggeration of high tone, just as breathy voice typically occurs as an exaggeration of low tone. -- John Cowan Promises become binding when there is a meeting of the minds and consideration is exchanged. So it was at King's Bench in common law England; so it was under the common law in the American colonies; so it was through more than two centuries of jurisprudence in this country; and so it is today. --_Specht v. Netscape_