Noun root melodies associating to whole words
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In Kabiye (Gur, Togo), I analyse noun class suffixes as being toneless.
The suffix receives its tone as the noun root melody associates to the
From discussions with several colleagues, I understand that this is a fairly
widespread phenomenon in African, Amazonian and Asian tonal
languages, but I am interested in published references supporting this.
Can anyone help?
Thanks in advance,
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