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Vowel Length From Latin to Romance

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Letter Writing and Language Change

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Title: Mamaindé Tone – an account of plateauing in an Amazonian language
Author: David M. Eberhard
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Institution: SIL International
Linguistic Field: Phonology
Abstract: This paper describes the tone system of Mamainde, a Northern Nambiquara language. It employs an OT analysis to account for tone sandhi, which in this language involves plateauing, where a HLH sequence is realized as a HHH in very specific environments.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: In W. Leo Wetzels (ed.), Language Endangerment and Endangered Languages and Cultures of the Andean-Amazonian Border Area. pp.285-308. Indigenous Languages of Latin America Series (ILLA). Publications of the Research School of Asian, African, and Amerindian Studies (CNWS). Leiden University, The Netherlands.


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