Rethinking Awngi Tone

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Date:
2009
Date Created:
2009
Publisher:
NTNU - Norwegian University of Science & Technology
Publisher Place:
Trondheim
Conference:
Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies. pp. 1417-1425 (online); pp. 568-577 (paper publication)
Extent:
9 pages
Abstract:
The Awngi language has previously been described as having three contrastive tone levels: high, mid and low, with an additional falling tone. This paper will attempt to show that there are really only two distinctive tone levels, high and low, the falling tone being a combination of high and low on one syllable. Finally it will be investigated whether Awngi is really a tone language or a pitch-accent language.
Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Ethiopia
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Subject:
Phonology
Tone
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Entry Number:
20188