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LINGUIST List 24.1785

Mon Apr 22 2013

Qs: Database of Tonality in Languages

Editor for this issue: Brent Miller <brentlinguistlist.org>

Date: 19-Apr-2013
From: Ruku Arona <raro002aucklanduni.ac.nz>
Subject: Database of Tonality in Languages
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Is there a database of the tone features in languages around the world?

While WAlS does this, they recognise that their sample of world languages is not representative, and I would like to be able to take some measurements on the frequency with which tonal languages occur.

I would also like to know what their consonant and vowel inventories where, and how they syllabify, if that information was similarly available.

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

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