LINGUIST List 22.4763
Tue Nov 29 2011
Qs: Noun root melodies associating to whole words
Editor for this issue: Zac Smith
1. Dave Roberts ,
Noun root melodies associating to whole words
Message 1: Noun root melodies associating to whole words
From: Dave Roberts <rbrdvdgmail.com>
Subject: 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 thewhole word.
From discussions with several colleagues, I understand that this is a fairlywidespread phenomenon in African, Amazonian and Asian tonallanguages, but I am interested in published references supporting this.Can anyone help?
Thanks in advance,Dave Roberts
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