LINGUIST List 12.643

Thu Mar 8 2001

Qs: Pre-stopped Liquids/Nasals, Analyzing Tone

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  1. Viola Guulia Miglio, Pre-stopped Liquids/Nasals
  2. racheles, Instrumental Analysis of Tone

Message 1: Pre-stopped Liquids/Nasals

Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 12:12:22 +0000
From: Viola Guulia Miglio <>
Subject: Pre-stopped Liquids/Nasals

Dear List-readers,

I am working on the development of dn/dl (or tl/tn) consonant clusters in
syllable codas (in Icelandic). 

Since such clusters in coda position seem to be rather rare, I would be
grateful to anyone who could provide information or point to literature on
any language where these clusters are found (even if the language you know
of has such clusters as heterosyllabic sequences).

I will post a summary of the answers if I find that there is enough
interest in the subject.

Viola Miglio

Arts Faculty
University of Iceland
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Message 2: Instrumental Analysis of Tone

Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 16:09:35 -0800 (PST)
From: racheles <>
Subject: Instrumental Analysis of Tone

Greetings! I'm trying to find any information about quantitative studies
done on tone and tonal languages. In particular, I am looking for
instrumental analysis of tone/stress with regard to length, amplitude, and
pitch. Any studies with physical readouts of amplitude numbers, pitch
printouts, contour readouts would be helpful. I am focusing on the following
languages/language families: Papiamentu, other West African Creoles, Bantu,
Niger-Kordofanian, Kwa, Ewe, and Yoruba. However, if you know of studies
like this about any language, it would be very valuable. I'll summarize and
post any replies I receive. 

Thanks for your time,
Rachel E. Shuttlesworth
Applied Linguistics
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

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