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Unformatted text preview: tive tones in the world? ! Segment length may signal word meaning
contrasts (e.g. Hungarian, Japanese, Finnish,
Cree) ! Japanese ! No language is known to use loudness alone
to signal word meaning contrasts. ! length in ipa
by colon. and
meaning. But loudness may be used as one component
of indicating stressed versus unstressed
syllables. ! [kita]
! [kit:a] ! ‘came, arrived’
‘cut, sliced’ Finnish
! [ta:k:a] ‘back’
‘burden’ Text 3 9/16/2013 !
! Stress is perceived prominence of a...
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- Spring '08