Phonetics 4 Suprasegmentals

Very common the majority of the worlds languages are

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Unformatted text preview: low pitch ‘bowl’ ! Very common. The majority of the world’s languages are tone languages! ! Register tones: A single level pitch in one syllable. At most 5 different level tones per language, usually only 3 (H, M, L) . ! Contour tones: have a rise or fall in pitch in a single syllable. Can have many contour tone contrasts within a single language. 2 9/16/2013 ! ! hold the stop for longer for the “t”. a voiced stop sometimes has a lengthened vowel (bae:g) bag (cae:b) cab 3 register tones + 6 contour tones = 9 The most contras...
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2014 for the course LING 101 taught by Professor Macaulay during the Spring '08 term at University of Wisconsin.

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