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ERIC Number: ED098806
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Pages: 18
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A Possible New Cause of Tone-Splitting--Evidence from Cama, Yoruba, and Other Languages.
Maddieson, Ian
This paper reviews the evidence that Proto-Niger-Congo was a tone language with only two level tones and seeks to find the evidence that will explain how some of the descendant languages have more than two tones. In particular it shows how synchronic tone rules in Cama and consonant correspondences between Cama and Yoruba suggest a new factor in historical tone splitting--the difference between fortis and lenis articulation--may have been discovered. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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